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Drawing - Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.
  • Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.
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Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1836 (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tomb of Adham Khan, Delhi.

Place of Origin

Delhi (made)


ca.1836 (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with titles on back in English and on front in Persian characters.

'Tomb of Adham Khan on the wall of the Lal Kot (Citadel) Delhi, 1566'


Length: 11 cm, Width: 18 cm, Length: 7.5 cm painted area, Width: 12 cm painted area

Object history note

The drawings are recorded as being by 'native' droughtsmen of the Delhi School in the Office of the Honourable East India Company's Superintendent of Public Buildings and Ancient Monuments at Calcutta, ca.1836.

These set of drawings are of Mughal monuments in the Delhi area in a landscape setting.
They are almost identical to a set collected in Delhi by Sir Thomas Metcalfe, ca.1840, some of which were by Mazar Ali Khan and published in Kaye, 1980.

Descriptive line

Architectural; drawings, Tomb of Adham Khan, Delhi, ca.1836

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 148 p. ISBN 0944142303



Subjects depicted



Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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