The Grand Mughals - Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar (1526-1857)

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 29 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
A portrait of Arjumand Banu Begum (Mumtaz Mahal), favourite wife of Shah Jahan.
Painting; Watercolour on ivory, Delhi, ca.1830

A Company Painting is a picture made by an Indian artist for the British in India. This one is a portrait in watercolour on ivory. An unknown Delhi artist painted it in ... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Relief panel of white marble with inlaid border of pietra-dura work on the inside of the entrance to the Taj Mahal, Agra.

Marks and inscriptions : 'Panell at the Entrance of the Taje'

These drawings were from a portfolio of drawings made by Delhi artists working in Calcutta for Colonel Pown... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
'The Dome inside of the Taj'

Drawings, ink watercolour, Delhi or Agra, ca.1820

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 29 Oct 2012 Article/Essay
Article:
Mystery of Italian ?designer? hanged in Lahore
By Majid Sheikh
Dawn Newspaper | 10th April, 2011

In the small ancient Christian graveyard behind the famous Ewing Hall at Nila Gumbad, where also lie buried many European indigo planters of the Mughal era, is a lonely grave to one side. T... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Article/Essay
Italian Architect of Taj Mahal Myth

The Taj Mahal of Agra that has been illuminating heavenly for the past three centuries and more, and attracting and inspiring millions of people from across the world. It was built up by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who wanted his beloved wife to be rememb... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Article/Essay
...one more theory on the Taj Mahal !!

GERONIMO VERONEO, the Taj Mahal Italian
By di Ghileana Galli

YET ANOTHER TESTIMONY OF ITALIAN CREATIVITY WINNING THE WORLD OVER. Is it possible that the structure symbolising India is the work of an Italian architect? It might be...

Italians have a... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Article/Essay
...who designed the Taj Mahal

Though the Taj Mahal is considered to be the zenith of Mughal architecture, the identity of its architect remains a mystery, in part perhaps because Shah Jahan seems to have played such an active role in its design. In his obsessive drive for perfection, he may ... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Equestrian Portrait of the Emperor Shah Jahan from the Kevorkian Album
early 19th century

Reign of Shah Jahan
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 26.8 W: 18.1 cm
India

Shah Jahan, the third son of Jahangir, was reputed to be the wealthiest of all Mughal emperors and surrounded himself with... Read More
 29 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Gateway to the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1796.
By: Thomas Daniell
Published: Published as the act directs for Tho[ma]s Daniell by Rob[er]t Bowyer,London (Historic Gallery Pall Mall) : July 1796

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 28 Oct 2012 Rare Photographs
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Photograph by Felice Beato, ca. 1858.
By: Felice Beato
Size: sheet 29.7 x 24.2 cm.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 28 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Agra: the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
19th century

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 28 Oct 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
From Taj-Mahal to the Golden Gate
By Eugenie H. Schroeder
Published by Melvin & Murgotten, California - 1913


Read Book Online:

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 27 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Jahangir kills a lioness savaging a huntsman. (c. 1640-50)
Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
The emperor Shajahan killing a wild bull. Hunting scene - 17th century
Watercolour and gilt on paper
Mughal

From an album of 41 Indian paintings, chiefly from the Shahjahan period (1628-1658), expressive of the Mughal lineage of Shahjahan; with 37 calligraphic specimens by M?r Al?-alk?tib, d... Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SHAH JAHAN
By Henry Miers Elliot
Printed at Hafiz Press, Lahore - 1875

Read Book Online:

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Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/SKq3G6

Image:
The emperor Shahjahan riding, with the Aftabi or sunshade held over his head. Equestrian portrait - 17... Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
Shah Jehan and his court - 18th century

Portrait of the emperor Shahjahan and his court, showing the emperor on a balcony, fanned by attendants standing on gilded elephants.
Watercolour and gilt on paper
Artist: Muhammad Ikhlas i Abid
Mughal

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of ... Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
A Mughal Prince riding an elephant - 1675

Source: The Rijksmuseum, Netherlands Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Sculpture
Relief portrait bust of Shahjahan
Mughal India, second quarter of the 17th century
Alabaster with remains of gilding and polychromy
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

The Mughal empire encompassed large parts of the Indian sub-continent (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh) from 1526 to the mid-ni... Read More
 27 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
The Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) sitting on a throne on a terrace under a canopy - ca.1675

Source: The Rijksmuseum, Netherlands Read More
 26 Oct 2012 Rare Paintings
The Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) sitting on a throne on a terrace under a canopy - ca.1675

Source: The Rijksmuseum, Netherlands Read More