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Panjab: Tomb of the Emperor Jehangir near Lahore.

Panjab: Tomb of the Emperor Jehangir near Lahore.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/1(10)

Item number: 738110

Length: 37

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 10 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 Shah Dera, the tomb of the fourth great Mughal Emperor, Jehangir which was built by Queen Noor Jehan and the Emperor's son Shah-Jehan around 1637. A majestic structure of red sandstone and marble, the outer entrance opens out into a courtyard which was used as a caravan Serai during Mughal times. An entrance to the right leads into a Mughal garden with exact geometrical patterns balancing each side. The marble tomb is approached from four corridors leading from the garden, three of which are closed by intricate marble screens.

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