Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.
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Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri.
Place of Origin
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed with titles on back in English and on front in Persian characters.
'Shaikh Salim Chisti's Tomb, Fathpur Sikra, near Agra (ca.1572)'
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.
Architectural; drawings, Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri, 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 147 p. ISBN 0944142303
Indian Company Paintings
South & South East Asia Collection