The present watercolour was executed by the artist Mazar Ali Khan, a Delhi artist, active in the mid-19th century. He was the son of Ghulam Ali Khan (fl. 1827). This watercolour and the two in the following lot are part of a series of watercolours similar to a set collected in Delhi by Sir Thomas Metcalfe, circa 1840. Mazar Ali was the main artist contributing to this famous set of views of Delhi. Unsigned watercolours in the Victorian & Albert Museum have also been tentatively attributed to the artist (see Mildred Archer, Company Paintings: Indian Paintings of the British Period, London, 1992, p. 145-149.
This watercolour can be dated to the 1840s.