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f.1 'Sufta Jungh's [Safar Jang's] Tomb, Delhi.'

f.1 'Sufta Jungh's [Safar Jang's] Tomb, Delhi.'

Artist: Blunt, James Tillyer (1765-1834)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1794

Shelfmark: WD156

Item number: 156

Length: 22.8

Width: 30

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of the tomb of Safdarjang at Delhi by James Tillyer Blunt (1765-1834) between 1788 and 1800. This is one of 31 drawings (29 folios) of landscapes in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madras and Mysore.

Safdarjang (1739-54) was governor of the province of Awadh, and later Prime Minister under the Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah (1719-48). His memorial is set in the middle of an extensive garden spread over an area of 300 square metres and is one of the last examples of Mughal architecture in Delhi. The tomb is square in plan with a high bulbous dome and engaged bastions at each of the four corners. Constructed of brick and faced with red sandstone and white marble it has double storyed towers in the corners and is surrounded by several smaller pavilions.

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