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Musjid Tomb Jionpoor India aquatint William Hodges

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A View of the Musjid, ie the Tomb of Jionpoor


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Original antique topographical print


Hodges description of this plate reads as follows: 'View of the Musjid at Jionpoor - This musjid was built by Chaja Jehan, the Vizier of Sultan Mahummud shah, and who, during the Minority of his Son, Sultan Mammood Shah, and the Troubles that ensued, assumed the Name of Sultan Shirki, (or King of the East) took Possession of Bahar, and fixed his Residence at Jionpoor. This Building was erected in 796 or 7 of the Higeira, and 1393 or 4 of the Christian Era. This Rebellion does not appear to have succeeded beyond the Person of Chaja Jehan, no Dyuasty having been formed from it ; for in the Year 1398 Tamberlane entered Hindostan, and swept Empires from before him: Sultan Mammood Shah tied from before the Arms of the Conqueror, and remained exiled until the Retreat of Tamerlane, when he returned to Delhi, and, after a Reign of Twenty Years, that was disasterous, interrupted, and inglorious, he died, CONDITION: Very good, some faint spotting in lower margin outside platemark. Mounted with conservation museum board and backing.

Additional Information

artist William Hodges RA
method Aquatint
date 1786
size 420mm by 560mm (sheet)