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The cenotaph of Shah Jahan: 4187.8

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The cenotaph of Shah Jahan






From a series of eight views of the Taj Mahal

Measurements and weight

Height: 116 mm
Width: 184 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Agra ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by Matthews, Margaret


Production date: circa AD 1835 : watermarked dates of 1828, 1829 & 1831

School or Style

Agra school

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and ink on European paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Taj and Garden / View as you enter / M.A.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: 4187.8
Primary reference Number: 221712
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Created: Thursday 28 September 2017 Updated: Monday 3 December 2018 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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