Agra. The Fort

Agra. The Fort

1890

Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)

Photochrom

Image: 20.4 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.4 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.215

Fun Fact

It took 1,444,000 builders eight years to build the sandstone fort, which was completed in 1573.

Description

Known as the Red Fort because of the rosy sandstone used to build it; the fort was a walled city that served as home to the Mughal emperors until 1638. The height and massiveness of the walls are emphasized by the inclusion of the Indian travelers resting in the foreground.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Photochrom

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