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A marble faced platform with various marble tombs

A marble faced platform with various marble tombs

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4820

Item number: 4820

Length: 34.5

Width: 54.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of various marble tombs in Delhi from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Delhi to Tughlikabad Vol. VII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r.1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Idealised view of a marble faced platform with various marble tombs in the foreground, with behind through the trees a large square red sandstone building with a dome and corner 'chattris'. The marble tombs illustrated resemble those of Muhammad Amin Khan, Vizier to Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah (r.1719-48), and his son Qamar al-Din Khan next to the Madrassa of Ghazi al-din Khan, not the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun (r.1530-40 and 1555). Inscribed below: 'Tomb of the Emperor Humaioon's Vizier.'

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