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A View of the Fort of Agra, on the River Jumna(019XZZ000000744U00015000)

A View of the Fort of Agra, on the River Jumna(019XZZ000000744U00015000)

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: X744(15)

Item number: plate 15

Genre: Print

This is plate 15 from William Hodges' book 'Select Views in India'. Agra was one of the principal cities of the Mughal Empire. The Emperor Akbar resided here at the beginning of his reign and completed this fort in 1573. It dominates the centre of the city and lies on the right bank of the river Jumna. As Hodges noted, "The tomb of the Tajmahal, a building in the distance of this view, is the most perfect remains of eastern taste in architecture. It was raised by the emperor Shah Jehan for his wife."

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