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[Unsigned Watercolour View of the Agra Fort and the Yamuna River, with an Indian Shepherd and His Herd in the Foreground, Titled on Verso:] Part of Agra Fort.
Ca. 1870. Watercolour on paper ca. 20,5x22 cm (8 x 8 ¾ in). Later pencil caption on verso. A very good watercolour, mounted in a recent mat. Attractive watercolour view of the Agra Fort by an unknown artist, with the Yamuna River and the roofs of Agra in the background. "Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. The present-day structure was built by the Mughals, though a fort had stood there since at least the 11th century. Agra Fort was originally a brick fort known as Badalgarh, held by Raja Badal Singh Hindu Sikarwar Rajput king (c. 1475). It was mentioned for the first time in 1080 AD when a Ghaznavide force captured it. Sikandar Lodi (1488-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi who shifted to Agra and lived in the fort. He governed the country from here and Agra assumed the importance of the second capital" (Wikipedia).