AGRA. DIWAN-I-KHAS

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June 30, 1890
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Architectural and Building
Babur II 1881-1920

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DESCRIPTION

Agra. Diwan-i-Khas
1890

Photoglob Co.
(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)

India, 19th century

Photochrom

Image: 20.3 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.214

DID YOU KNOW?

The rosy sky was an imaginative addition by the printers, as this print is based on a black-and-white photograph.

DESCRIPTION

This Hall of Private Audiences was built by Shah Jahan, who commissioned the Taj Mahal. There, he and the succeeding Mughal emperors met with courtiers and important guests. Several men in European dress exit the hall, while men in native garb labor in the lush gardens. The tiny figures emphasize the building’s grand scale.

INSCRIPTION

Imprinted in gold on recto in lower left corner: “20040. P.Z.-AGRA DIWAN-I-CHAS”

PROVENANCE

Bruno Tartarin, Photovintagefrance, Lorraine, France

September 4, 2018
the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

Ss Records

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Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra are the jewels in India's crown. From fairy-tale pala