Two drawings of Mughal monuments.

Painting
ca.1820 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour; black borders
Brief Description
Drawing; Mausoleum, Salim Chisti, Delhi or Agra, ca.1820
Physical Description
Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri, with water-tank and two figures in the foreground.
Dimensions
  • Length: 48cm
  • Width: 70cm
Style
Gallery Label
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
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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
Collection
Accession Number
IS.15-1896

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record createdFebruary 8, 2005
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