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Agra. Diwan-i-Chas

Agra. Diwan-i-Chas

(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.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • Bruno Tartarin, Photovintagefrance, Lorraine, France
    September 4, 2018
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=Agra. Diwan-i-Chas|url=false|author=Photoglob Co.|year=1890|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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