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A View of a Mausoleum at Etmadpoor(019XZZ000000744U00036000)

A View of a Mausoleum at Etmadpoor(019XZZ000000744U00036000)

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: X744(36)

Item number: plate 36

Genre: Print

This is plate 36 from William Hodges' book 'Select Views in India'. In 1783, while venturing towards Agra, Hodges pased by a number of small towns, one of which was Etmadpur. At that place he noted a pavilion built in the centre of a tank. Hodges believed that this building was a mausoleum, but in fact, it is the Burhia ka Tal, a water palace built by Itimad Khan in the 1570s. Itimad Khan's tomb is on the edge of the tank, and is the vantage point from which this picture was made.

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