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Tomb at Jahanabad, near Daranagar, 25 March 1789.

Tomb at Jahanabad, near Daranagar, 25 March 1789.

Artist: Daniell, William (1769-1837)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD4295

Item number: 4295

Length: 233

Width: 290

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of the Tomb at Jahanabad near Daranagar by William Daniell (1769-1837), 25 March 1789. Inscribed on the drawing is: 'Daranagur Gaut'. William Daniell refers to this building in his entry for 25 March 1789 as a mosque, but it is in fact a tomb, that of Nawab Sayyid Muhammad Shuja'at Khan, a nobleman holding high office in the reign of Shah Jahan. The tomb was built in 1647 on an overhanging bank of the river Ganges, in a large enclosure, exactly as in Daniell's drawing. In his entry for 7 September that year, William Daniell writes: 'I drew in on a three Quarters a View of a Mosque on the Ganges near Daranagur & propose to go on as far as I am able without any assistance from my Uncle', i.e. he was working up this drawing into an oil painting.

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