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The Buria Tal, an octagonal domed building in a masonry tank, at Itimadpur.

The Buria Tal, an octagonal domed building in a masonry tank, at Itimadpur.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4867

Item number: 4867

Length: 38.6

Width: 58.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the Buria Tal 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.

View of the Buria Tal an octagonal domed building, possibly a tomb, in a masonry tank with a arched causeway at Itimadpur visited on the way to Fatehgarh. Itimadpur, located along the Jumna River, is approximately 14 miles from Agra and was founded by Itimad Khan, in the service of Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556-1605). Itimad Khan was also responsible for the construction of the masonry water tank illustrated here. Inscribed below: 'Tomb of the Booriaka Tallah.'

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