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A red sandstone polygonal tomb on an extended rectangular platform with corner cupolas, probably at Firozabad.

A red sandstone polygonal tomb on an extended rectangular platform with corner cupolas, probably at Firozabad.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4862

Item number: 4862

Length: 29.5

Width: 46.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a tomb possibly at Firozabad from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Agra to Barrackpore Vol. X' 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 red sandstone polygonal tomb on an extended rectangular platform with corner cupolas. Firozabad, located in Uttar Pradesh, was rebuilt in the sixteenth century at the request of Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605) by Malik Firoz. Inscribed below: 'Tomb near Agra.'

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