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GREENE, Captain Dominick Sarsfield (1826-1892)
[Original Mounted Watercolour Titled in ink on Mount:] The Taj Agra.
Ca. 1857. Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper ca. 17,5x25,5 cm (7x10 in). A very good watercolour. Original attractive watercolour sketch from a series of sketches made by Captain Dominick Sarsfield Greene for his "Views in India, from drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny," Thos. Maclean: London, 1859. Provenance: Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906) and thence by descent. "The Taj Mahal.., is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."(Wikipedia). Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.