Description Weeks was the most avid traveler among the American orientalists. He did not limit his journeys to the Near East, but also visited India in 1882 and again from 1892 through 1894. After returning to his studio in France, he specialized in Indian subjects, which were based on photographs and drawings made during his travels. In this painting, he depicts the famous tomb erected in 1630 by Shah Jahan for his wife.
- A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2004.
Provenance Edwin Lord Weeks Sale, American Art Galleries, New York, March 15-17, 1905, no. 195; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: E. L. Weeks; [Inscription] Lower left: Taj Mahal; [Date] Lower left: 1883
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905
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