Agra. The Fort

Photoglob Co. (Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)1890

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Known as the Red Fort because of the rosy sandstone used to build it; the fort was a walled city that served as home to the Mughal emperors until 1638. The height and massiveness of the walls are emphasized by the inclusion of the Indian travelers resting in the foreground.

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  • Title: Agra. The Fort
  • Creator: Photoglob Co. (Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Physical Dimensions: Image: 20.4 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.); Paper: 20.4 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Bruno Tartarin, Photovintagefrance, Lorraine, France, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/2018.215
  • Medium: Photochrom
  • Inscriptions: Imprinted in gold on recto in lower left corner: “20027. P.Z.-AGRA. THE FORT.”
  • Fun Fact: It took 1,444,000 builders eight years to build the sandstone fort, which was completed in 1573.
  • Department: Photography
  • Culture: India, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust
  • Collection: PH - Misc. 19th Century
  • Accession Number: 2018.215

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