Agra. Diwan-i-Chas

Agra. Diwan-i-Chas


Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)


Image: 20.3 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 26.5 cm (8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.214


Fun Fact

The rosy sky was an imaginative addition by the printers, as this print is based on a black-and-white photograph.


This Hall of Private Audiences was built by Shah Jahan, who commissioned the Taj Mahal. There, he and the succeeding Mughal emperors met with courtiers and important guests. Several men in European dress exit the hall, while men in native garb labor in the lush gardens. The tiny figures emphasize the building’s grand scale.

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