- View of Shershah's Tomb at Sasaram in Bihar
- ca. 1779
- 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
- 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)
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:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- architectural subject | dome | figures | river | tomb
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Samuel Davis, 1757–1819, British, View of Shershah's Tomb at Sasaram in Bihar, ca. 1779
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