Taj Mahal, miniature painting in carved hardwood frame
A mid 19th century Indian miniature of a frontal view of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Painted on ivory the oval miniature measures approximately 5 x 3½ ins [13 x 9cm] and is in a glazed silver plated mount within an intricately carved ebony frame [overall 9¼ x 9.½ins, 23.5 x 24cm]. The back has a wooden easel strut. The condition is excellent although there is a small chip to the glass at 4 o’clock. Such paintings became very popular with Europeans visiting India or returning after service there from the mid century onwards.
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