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Robert Smith, 1787–1873, British

Inside the Main Entrance of the Purana Qila, Delhi

Former Title(s):

A View from the Inside of the Main Entrance of the Purana Qila, Delhi [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Oil on canvas
30 1/16 x 42 inches (76.4 x 106.7 cm)

Signed and dated, lower left: "RS 1825 [?]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
ancient | arches | architectural subject | architecture | bricks | colonel | costume | fort | horses (animals) | landscape | men | monument | mosque | rocks (landforms) | ruins | soldiers
Associated Places:
Delhi | India
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

Imaginative Geographies (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-02-01 - 2006-08-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Raj - India and the British 1600 - 1947 (National Portrait Gallery, 1990-10-19 - 1991-03-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

C. A. Bayly, The Raj, India and the British, 1600-1947 , National Portrait Gallery, London, 1990, pp. 208-9, cat. no. 257, DS428 R25 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 208-209, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 116, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

John McAleer, Picturing India People, Places, and the World of the East India Company, The British Library, London, p. 114, fig. 3.27, N8214.5.I5 M43 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 1, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Romita Ray, Under the banyan tree, relocating the picturesque in British India , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, p. 211, N8214.5.I5 R39 2013 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Tours in upper India, and in parts of the Himalaya mountains; with accounts of the courts of the native princes, &c., Richard Bentley, London, vol. 1, p. 107, WB 43667 (LSF) [ORBIS]

Stuart Cary Welch, The British view of India, selected English paintings from the Paul Mellon collection , American Federation of Arts, New York, 1978, N8214.5 I5 B75 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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