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William Simpson, 1823–1899

The Shah Nujeef

Additional Title(s):

Storming of the Shah Najaf

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]

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

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

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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