An illustrated manuscript album of 102 folios containing 120 watercolour paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General's Agent at the imperial court.
Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi by Mazhar Ali Khan, 1844
© British Library
- Watercolour, gouache, ink on paper
- 25 x 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,095 ( Total: £83,650)
- Acquired in:
Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe; Emily Metcalfe; Lady Clive Bayley, 1850; by descent until 1985; Christie's, 1985; private collection; Christie's 2002.
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