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Creator:
Samuel Davis, 1757–1819, British
Title:
View of Shershah's Tomb at Sasaram in Bihar
Date:
ca. 1779
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, gray wash, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 24 1/16 × 33 inches (61.1 × 83.8 cm) and Sheet: 21 3/16 × 29 7/8 inches (53.8 × 75.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen, with brown ink, verso, center: "Feet in. | Demen'n of the dome 70.6 | Inner wall support'g | the dome } 15.6 thick | outer wall arcade 5.2 | Width of arcade within the walls } 19.6 | Ascent from the | basement to the upper | agllery by | 400 inches each have 12 to | 14 inches high"; inscribed in pen, with brown ink, verso, middle center: "Palmers letter | of 25 Aug. 177[9?]"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "J48"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.291
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | dome | figures | river | tomb
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Traces of India (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2004-03-07 - 2004-07-04)

Traces of India (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2003-05-14 - 2003-09-14)

Traces of India (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-10-15 - 2004-01-11)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13136
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