Not currently on display at the V&A

One of twenty-nine drawings of details of architectural ornament taken from rubbings of stone decoration on monuments in Agra district, including Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra.

ca.1882 (made)
Place of origin

Four details of stone carvings in Birbal's daughter's house.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
architectural; Drawings, traced, Agra/Ahmadabad
Physical description
Four details of stone carvings in Birbal's daughter's house.
  • Length: 53.5cm
  • Width: 75cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Beebul's daughter's House. N.W. Room S. Door' (Inscribed:)
Gallery label
This is one of a series of 61 drawings of architectural details from a range of buildings in Agra and Ahmedabad. They were commissioned for the museum by Casper Purdon Clarke for purpose of recording the many and varied forms of ornamentation and to act as a stimulus to craftsmen in England.
Subject 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 152 p. ISBN 0944142303
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Record createdFebruary 8, 2005
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