This lithographed line drawing
accompanied the 'Kulliyat-e Ghalib' published in 1863
by Naval Kishor Press. If you read Urdu, here is *more
information* about the various extant pictures of Ghalib.
Source: Russell and Islam, 'Ghalib: Life and Letters, Volume I,
1797-1869' (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969),
frontispiece. Scan by FWP. The caption below the picture is by
Russell and Islam.
A portrait of Ghalib that was
found by the British among Bahadur Shah's possessions after
the Rebellion; it has been dated to 1856. Click on the image
for a very large scan. It is apparently a copy of *this original*, which is now
in the Red Fort Museum
Source: These scans were generously supplied by Satyanarayana Hegde
of Mumbai, from his personal collection of Ghalibiana, 2010-11.
A print of what was apparently the
only photo taken of Ghalib, in 1868; *with an accompanying photo of
Taftah from the same collection*
Source: The photo belonged to Mrs. Santosh Mathur,
great-granddaughter of Babu Shiv Narain, who was a friend of
Ghalib's; it is now in a private collection in Allahabad. The scan
is provided here through the courtesy of Alok Rai and Rajul Mathur,
and through the good offices of Francesca Orsini, Jan. 2010.
Ghalib as depicted by Chughtai, in the 'Ghalib Number' of Nuqush
(1969); click on the image for a very large scan.
Source: With thanks to Tahira Naqvi, August 2020.
Ghalib as imagined by the modern
Pakistani artist and calligrapher Sadiqain, in a commemorative
calendar issued in 1969; click on the image for a very large scan
Source: scanned by FWP, June 2009
Ghalib as imagined by M. F. Husain;
click on the image for a very large scan
Source: Provided courtesy of Karen Zitzowitz, 2005
What if Ghalib appeared as a patron
of Pakistan? An imagination by Murad Khan, 2010
Source: Courtesy of the artist, Mar. 2010
Commemorative stamp, Pakistan, 2019
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