Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details. thumbnail 1
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Sixty drawings of Mughal monuments and architectural details.

ca.1836 (made)
Place of origin

The Shah Burj, Delhi Fort.

Object details
Object type
Materials and techniques
Watercolour on paper
Brief description
Architectural; drawings, The Shah Burj, Delhi Fort, Delhi, ca.1836
Physical description
The Shah Burj, Delhi Fort.
  • Length: 11cm
  • Width: 18cm
  • Painted area length: 7.5cm
  • Painted area width: 12cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • (Inscribed with titles on back in English and on front in Persian characters.)
  • 'The Shah Burj, Delhi Fort, showing the old Chhatri (now destroyed) on the roof, ca.1650' (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 146 p. ISBN 0944142303
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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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