21 September 2000
Agra School, 1834 and 1845
The Taj Mahal; The Gateway to the Taj (illustrated); The Pietra Dura, Agra; and the Qut'b Minar, Delhi; The entrance to Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri; The Red Fort, Agra; and The Moti Masjid, Agra
two inscribed in Urdu (lower centre, in the margin); one inscribed in Urdu (on the reverse) and numbered and with inscription '9 Interior of the Dome of the Taj' (on the reverse) ; two with inscription 'On the railing in the interior of the Taj/M.K.' (on the reverse); one with inscription 'The Fort and City of Agra' (on the backing, overmounted); two numbered '1'; '2' (upper left, in the margin, overmounted)
six pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour , five pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour, two with gum arabic, one heightened with gold two watermark 'GREEN & SON/1834', one watermark 'WHATMAN/TURKEY MILL/1845', within the artist's black-lined border, unframed
95/8 x 7¾ in. (24.5 x 19.7 cm.); and smaller (11)
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