The tomb of Muhammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, converted to a residence by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (top right), with the tomb of Adham Khan beyond (bottom right)
Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)
Medium: Ink and colours on paper
[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]
The South West view
[The tomb of Muhammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, converted to a residence by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe, viewed from the south-west with the Qutb Minar beyond. This was Metcalfe's country house named 'Dilkusha' (Delight of the Heart). He left the lower part of the tomb as it was, but built around it. Metcalfe used to lend it out to bridal parties for their honeymoons.]
of a quiet little residence at the Kootoob, as yet unhonored by a name. Prettily situated and of convenient access whenever retirement or change of air is desirable. It is but yet in its infancy, a few months will, I trust perfect both its comfort and beauty.
[Another view of the same house with the tomb of Adham Khan beyond.]
The North West View, with the Tomb of Udhum Khan (vide Page 80 [f. 78v]) in the distance.