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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
MOTI MASJID, AGRA, INDIA
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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
MOTI MASJID, AGRA, INDIA
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Details & Cataloguing

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David Roberts, R.A.
1796 - 1864
BRITISH
MOTI MASJID, AGRA, INDIA
signed and dated David Roberts 1838 lower left
watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour
42.3 by 26.5 cm., 16 5/8 by 10 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's, London, 10 October 1974, lot 58


Engraved:

by William Finden, 1839

 

Catalogue Note

Moti Masjid (or the Pearl Mosque) stands within Agra Fort and was built by Shah Jahan, who reigned as Mughal Emperor from 1628 to 1658 and whose most celebrated architectural commission was the Taj Mahal.

Roberts painted this watercolour after an 'on-the-spot' drawing by the amateur artist and author Thomas Bacon (1813-1892), who lived in India between 1831 and 1836. An engraving of this work was produced by William Finden for Bacon’s 1839 publication The Oriental Annual; Containing a Series of Tales, Legends, & Historical Romances.

We are very grateful to Krystyna Matyjaszkiewicz for her help when cataloguing this lot.

 

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