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View at Delhi near the Mausoleum of Humaioon

June 30, 1803
Scenery and Places
Shah Alam II 1759–1806




Plate 19 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The plain around the Mausoleum of Humayun, now within the modern city of New Delhi, was covered when this building was erected with the remains of tombs, forts, mosques and palaces from the earlier dynasties of the Delhi Sultanate (1193-1527). The tomb of Humayun (reg. 1530-40, 1555-56), the second Mughal emperor, and father of Akbar, was built by his wife after his death in 1556. It represents the first example of the Mughal garden-tomb complex, a monumental symmetrical composition set in a walled garden enclosure. The gate on the extreme left in this aquatint is the principal entrance to the mausoleum.

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