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Painting - Two drawings of Mughal monuments.

Two drawings of Mughal monuments.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (possibly, made)
    Agra (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour; black borders

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri, with water-tank and two figures in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Delhi (possibly, made)
Agra (possibly, made)


ca.1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Watercolour; black borders


Length: 48 cm, Width: 70 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing; Mausoleum, Salim Chisti, Delhi or Agra, ca.1820

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 140 p. ISBN 0944142303

Labels and date

Shaikh Salim Chisti was Emperor Akbar’s spiritual advisor and accurately predicted the birth of his son. The city of Fatehpur Sikri is built on the site where Chisti made this prediction. On his death in 1572 Akbar built a tomb for him within the city. Competed in 1580-81, the tomb is made of white Makrana marble and measures 15 meters square. The intricately carved marble screens and serpentine brackets were made by highly skilled craftsmen trained in Gujarat. [27/9/2013]



Subjects depicted

Mausoleum; Water-tank


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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