THE GRAVE OF SHAH JAHAN, AGRA, INDIA, COMPANY SCHOOL, CIRCA 1800
watercolour on paper, watermarked 'J.Whatman', dated 1813, the reverse with an inscription identifying the tomb
53.5 by 75.3cm.
Minor damages to the paper, two main tears, one on the right-hand side and one on the top, with associated restoration, some restorations also to the lower side, some wear to the bottom, minor discolorations, various stains, some inscriptions on reverse, as viewed.
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Ex-collection Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), architect of the Houses of Parliament.
The tomb represented here is that of Emperor Shah Jahan. Another drawing, identical to the present version, and with an inscription on the bottom reading ‘Grave of Shah Jahan’ was sold at Christie’s London, 25 April 2012, lot 214.