Entrance View of the Taj

Object Details

Title:

Entrance View of the Taj

Artist/Maker(s):

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)

Henry Hering (British, 1814 - 1893)

Culture:

British

Date:

negative 1859; print 1862

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

25.4 x 30.8 cm (10 x 12 1/8 in.)

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Beato took many views of the Taj Mahal, an iconic monument in India. Dating from the mid-seventeenth century the mausoleum built by the ruler Shah Jahan to honor his late wife is regarded as one of the best examples of the architecture of the Mughal period (1526-1858).

Related Works
Exhibitions
The Romance of the Taj Mahal (December 17, 1989 to November 4, 1990)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (Los Angeles), December 17, 1989 to March 11, 1990, (Cat.)
  • Toledo Museum of Art, (Toledo), April 23 to July 8, 1990, (Cat.)
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, (Richmond), August 23 to November 4, 1990, (Cat.)
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road (December 7, 2010 to May 6, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), December 7, 2010 to April 24, 2011, (Cat.)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, (Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012, (Cat.)