Not currently on display at the V&A

Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.

Drawing
ca.1836 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Architectural; drawings, Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri, Delhi, ca.1836
Physical Description
Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri.
Dimensions
  • Length: 11cm
  • Width: 18cm
  • Painted area length: 7.5cm
  • Painted area width: 12cm
Style
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)' (Inscribed:)
Object history
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.
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 147 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
IM.37-1923

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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