'The Tomb of the Emperor Baber' 1840 (c)

Louis Haghe, Charles Haghe, James Atkinson

'The Tomb of the Emperor Baber' 1840 (c)
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

'The Tomb of the Emperor Baber' 1840 (c).

Tinted lithograph from bound volume of 26 tinted lithographs, 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842, by Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 July 1842.

Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur (1483-1530) was the first Mughal emperor. Although he wished to be interred in his favourite city of Kabul, he was first buried in a mausoleum in Agra. Around ten years later his body was transferred to a beautiful garden in Kabul by Sher Shah Suri. Further additions to the tomb were made by the Emperors Jehangir and Shahjahan, who built a mosque there in 1650. The Persian inscription on Babur's tomb reads: 'If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this'.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
94636
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1971-02-33-481-25

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