John Murray Photograph: Entrance gate to the Taj Mahal
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.03
Creators:
Murray, John, 1809-1898
Dates:
circa 1858-1862
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Print
albumen print from wax paper negative
image 36 x 45 cm on 39 x 45 cm. paper.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
1 print, albumen from a wax paper negative, by John Murray, circa 1858-1862. Detail of gateway to the Taj Mahal, Agra, with figures.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One oversized file folder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Murray (1809-1898) was a British medical doctor working in India who devoted much of his professional career to fighting cholera, but today he is remembered for his superb images of Mughal architecture in and around Agra and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. This photograph depicts one of Murray's favorite subjects, the Taj Mahal. Considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is a mausuoleum built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2001.03

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchase, 2001.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Taj Mahal (Agra, India) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agra (India) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albumen prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India -- Uttar Pradesh -- Agra Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/