Superb quality antique late 19th century finely hand painted Indian miniature painting depicting the Taj Mahal, Mausoleum of Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Set under the glass in an oval silver frame mounted in a beautifully carved solid ebony wood frame carved with floral decoration standing on two ornate feet with an easel at the back to stand. The painting itself features the classic symmetrical view of the marble structure set behind its reflecting pool. While the foreground and sky are beautifully rendered, the building itself is truly outstanding with a fantastic amount of detail.
Dimensions of the ebony frame: 10.5 cm x 7.7 cm (4 9⁄64 inches x 3 1⁄32 inches)
CONDITION: This original painting is in very good condition and has no restorations or repairs.
The Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum by Shah Jahan to the memory of his beloved wife after her death in 1631, had an enormous impact on all foreign visitors who admired, and continue to admire, its architectural perfection and romantic genesis.