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Arts of India, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas Online / TWO ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES OF THE GATE TO THE TAJ MAHAL AND THE TOMB OF ITHIMUD AL DAULA COMPANY SCHOOL, NORTH INDIA, MID 19TH CENTURY

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TWO ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES OF THE GATE TO THE TAJ MAHAL AND THE TOMB OF ITHIMUD AL DAULA
COMPANY SCHOOL, NORTH INDIA, MID 19TH CENTURY
15 – 25 March 2022, 10:00 EDT
Online, New York

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TWO ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES OF THE GATE TO THE TAJ MAHAL AND THE TOMB OF ITHIMUD AL DAULA

COMPANY SCHOOL, NORTH INDIA, MID 19TH CENTURY
Watercolor and ink on paper; inscribed verso 'The gate of the chief entrance to the enclosure...the Taj' and 'The Tomb of Nawab Itimad ood Doula near Agra called the Chceni-ka'; numbered '2' and '14' in pencil on the recto upper margins.
Image: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (17 x 24.8 cm);
Folio: 8 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (22 x 29.2 cm) the larger;
Image: 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (17 x 24.2 cm);
Folio: 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 (22.2 x 29 cm) the smaller

Footnotes

The India Office Libary holds the same series depicting Muslim monuments at Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri at a larger scale (Archer, Company Drawings in the India Office Library, 1972, p.181, no.152).

Provenance:
Maggs Bros. Ltd., London, "Bulletin No. 22", Vol. VII, part 1, March 1974, nos. 99 & 101.
Collection of Asbjorn Lunde (1927-2017), New York

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