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Taj Mahal, Agra, from the river.

June 30, 1830
Architectural and Building
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

Taj Mahal, Agra, from the river.



The Taj Mahal, Agra, from the river, showing the mausoleum, mosque and assembly hall. By a Delhi or Agra artist, c.1830. Inscribed on back in Persian characters: ‘Naqshah i raudah i Mumtaz Mahall u Shahjahan badshah’ (Picture of the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and the Emperor Shah Jahan). Water-colour; 14.75 by 21.25 ins. Narrow Indian ink border. Purchased 27 September 1906.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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