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Creator:
William Hodges, 1744–1797, British
Title:

The Taj Mahal

Date:
ca. 1783
Medium:
Gray wash and graphite on laid paper, laid down on 19th Century wash mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 3/4 x 26 3/16in. (50.2 x 66.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In graphite, LC of mount: 14 / Tage Mahal; verso of mount, in pen and brown ink, LR: This tomb was built by Shah Teham / Taje Mahal at Agra for his beloved wife Taju Mahal Shah Teham [?] his buried in this tomb.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1735
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10465
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C. A. Bayly, The Raj, India and the British, 1600-1947 , National Portrait Gallery, London, 1990, p. 143, fig. 20, DS428 R25 1990 (YCBA)

Eugenia W. Herbert, Flora's empire, British gardens in India , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 203-04, SB457.54 .H47 2011 (YCBA)

John McAleer, Picturing India People, Places, and the World of the East India Company, The British Library, London, p. 116, fig. 3.29, N8214.5.I5 M43 2017 (YCBA)

Isabel Combs Stuebe, Life and works of William Hodges, , Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1979, pp. xiv, 198-99, no. 178, fig. 132, NJ18 H646 S75 1979 (YCBA)


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