Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi by Mazhar Ali Khan

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.


Watercolour, gouache, ink on paper
25 x 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,095 ( Total: £83,650)
Acquired in:

Artists include


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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British Library 96 Euston Road, LONDON London NW1 2DB 01937 546546

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