Posted on: 20 November 2013

Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri - 1820

Watercolour on paper with embossed borders

Marks and inscriptions:
'Tomb of Sheikh Selim Kishtee at Futhepore Sickri'
'Tomb of Futhypore Sicri'

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Watercolour by Latif (fl..1820s) of the Mausoleum of Salim Chishti at Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, dated between 1820 and 1822. The image is inscribed on the front in English: 'Tomb of Sheik Selim at Futtipoor'; and in Persian characters: 'Raudah i munauwarah i hadrat Shaikh Salim Chishti ba-maqam i Fathpur Sikri 'amal i Latif' (The illumined tomb of the saint Sheikh Salim Chishti at Fatehpur Sikri.

The numnerous painting of Latif: