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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)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Detail of the floral ornament inlaid in pietra-dura work on marble on the outer face of the screen enclosing the cenotaphs in the Taj Mahal.

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.


Length: 19 cm, Width: 23 cm

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.

Descriptive line

Architectural; drawings, watercolour, floral ornament, pietra-dura, marble, outer face of cenotaphs, Taj Mahal, Agra, 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 145 p. ISBN 0944142303



Subjects depicted

Pietra-dura; Screen; Cenotaphs; Floral ornament; Marble


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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