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Mosque, Sambhal (U.P.). 24 March 1789

Mosque, Sambhal (U.P.). 24 March 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD180

Item number: 180

Length: 297

Width: 488

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a mosque at Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh by Thomas(1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 24 March 1789. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Nr 6. Mosque at Sumbul on the site of a Hindoo temple'; in pencil: 'No 52 Tomb of Humaion's father. The Tomb of Humaion's Father - on the foundation of a Hindoo temple at Sumbul Mar 24. 1789.' This mosque was reputedly built by Babar, father of the Mughal emperor Humayun. Reproduced in: Archer, 'Country Life,' 23 January 1958, fig.2.

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