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British India: Jama Musjid Agra.

British India: Jama Musjid Agra.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/1(6)

Item number: 73816

Length: 38

Width: 26

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 6 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This illustrates the Jami Musjid, Agra. This mosque was built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jehan in 1648 and named after Jahanara, his favourite eldest daughter, who was imprisoned with him by Aurangzeb. It is raised on a high plinth approached by a flight of steps on the south and east sides. The main elevation has five arched entrances to the courtyard and several small towers and minarets, crowned by three sandstone domes with bands of marble.

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