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    Sale 7470

    Exploration and Travel

    26 - 27 September 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 416

    William Purser (1789-1852)

    Aurungabad, from the Ruins of Aurungzebe's Palace (from a Sketch by Capt. Grindlay)

    Price Realised  

    William Purser (1789-1852)
    Aurungabad, from the Ruins of Aurungzebe's Palace (from a Sketch by Capt. Grindlay)
    watercolour on paper
    9 x 12in. (22.8 x 30.4cm.)


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    '... Aurungabad is still famous for its manufacture of silks, and gold and silver brocades and tissues, and for its gardens, fruits, and vegetable productions of every kind.

    'The annexed view was taken, in 1813, from the interior of the hall of Aurungzebe's palace. The wall extending across the front surrounds a quarter projecting from the northern angle of the city, and called Begumpoora, or the Lady's Quarter, after a daughter of Aurungzebe, who is buried there, and of whose tomb the cupola and minarets are seen a little to the right of the centre.' (R.F. Grindlay, op. cit.).

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