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A turret of Humayun's tomb, Delhi

A turret of Humayun's tomb, Delhi

Artist: Cramer-Roberts, Charles J. (1834-1895)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: WD2194

Item number: 2194

Length: 24.8

Width: 35

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting showing a turret of Humayun's tomb at Delhi by Charles J. Cramer-Roberts (1834-1895) in 1886. Inscribed on front in pencil is: 'Part of Humayun tomb or Mausoleum Delhi 86.'

Humayun’s tomb was built by his wife, Haji Begum and completed in 1565, nine years after the Mughal emperor’s death. The design of the tomb was attributed to the Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. It was built in a style which became characteristic of the dynasty and is a good example of the garden tomb complex, with a symmetrical building set in a Persian-style landscaped garden enclosure. The tomb was the final resting place of members of the royal house of Timur and contains many scions of the Mughal dynasty including Dara Shukoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan and the emperors Farrukhsiyar and Aurangzeb.

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