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Painting - Fifteen drawings of monuments in Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Fifteen drawings of monuments in Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri.
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Fifteen drawings of monuments in Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur Sikri.

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (painted)

  • Date:

    ca.1820 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper with embossed borders.

  • Museum number:

    IS.9-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Gateway of Akbar's tomb, Sikandra.

Place of Origin

Delhi (painted)

Date

ca.1820 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper with embossed borders.

Marks and inscriptions

'Gateway to Akbars's tomb, at Secundra near Agra'
Inscribed on front:

'Gateway at Sekundra'
Inscribed on back:

Dimensions

Length: 12 cm, Width: 19.5 cm

Object history note

Lord Amherst (2nd Baron, 1st Earl) was Governor-General of India from August 1823 to March 1828. Both he and his wife had a keen interest in India and Lady Amherst was a skilled watercolourist.

Descriptive line

Architectural; Paintings, watercolour paper, Delhi, ca.1817-1825

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 135 p. ISBN 0944142303

Production Note

Watermark: Smith and Allnutt (1816)

Materials

Watercolour; Paper; Embossed

Subjects depicted

Gateway; Tomb

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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