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William Simpson, 1823–1899
The Shah Nujeef
Additional Title(s):
Storming of the Shah Najaf
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with gouache and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper, pasted on contemporary mount made of moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Mount: 14 5/8 x 20 7/8 inches (37.1 x 53 cm), Sheet: 14 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches (35.9 x 51.1 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "The Shah Nujeef. Lucknow."; in graphite, on back of mount, center: "201"

Signed and dated in black ink, lower right: "Wm. Simpson | 1861."

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 | battle | cannons | conflict | domes | historical subject | landscape | mausoleum | men | military art | mosques | siege | siege artillery | smoke | soldiers | walls
Associated Places:
Asia | India | Lucknow | Shah Najaf | Uttar Pradesh
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IIIF Manifest:

Art in Focus: John Goto's High Summer (Yale Center for British Art, 2018-04-06 - 2018-08-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

India's Fabled City - The Art of Courtly Lucknow (Musee National of Asian Art Guimet, 2011-04-06 - 2011-07-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

India's Fabled City - The Art of Courtly Lucknow (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2010-12-12 - 2011-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Traces of India (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 2004-03-07 - 2004-07-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Traces of India (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-10-15 - 2004-01-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Traces of India (Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2003-05-14 - 2003-09-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Stephen Markel, India's fabled city, the art of courtly Lucknow , Prestel, Munich New York, 2010, pp. 40, 260, no. 176, no. 176, N7308 L83 M37 2010 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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