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Tomb of Ahmad Khan, Ahmadpur, near Agra (U.P.). 19 January 1789

Tomb of Ahmad Khan, Ahmadpur, near Agra (U.P.). 19 January 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD170

Item number: 170

Length: 37.9

Width: 53.9

Scale: Centimetres

Pencil and wash drawing by Thomas and William Daniell of the tomb of Ahmad Khan at Ahmadpur, near Agra, dated 19 January 1789. Inscribed on the front in pencil: 'R.' 'Omedpore. Figures of every description, a washing gat'; on back in ink: 'Nr 65. Tomb at Omedpore near Agra'; in pencil: 'Amedpore. No.21.'

Ahmadpur is situated 12 miles from Agra. In this place the artists sketched the tomb that Ahmad Khan built as his own mausoleum in the middle of a large tank. William recorded in his diary, ‘…fearing that nobody would drink of the Water should he be buried there, he built another near the Tank in which he was interred.’ The domed tomb is located on a high square plinth and has an arched entrance in each facade.

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