poonah painting

Poonah painting

Poo"nah paint`ing\ [From Poona, in Bombay Province, India.] A style of painting, popular in England in the 19th century, in which a thick opaque color is applied without background and with scarcely any shading, to thin paper, producing flowers, birds, etc., in imitation of Oriental work.

Note: Hence:

Poonah brush,

paper,

painter, etc.
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