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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:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1836 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    IM.31-1923

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mosque of Nawab Bahadur Ali Khan, Delhi.

Place of Origin

Delhi (made)

Date

ca.1836 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

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

'Nawab Bahadur Ali Khan'
Inscribed:

Dimensions

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, Mosque of Nawab Bahadur Ali 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 146 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Mosque

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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