Taj Mahal – India

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Artist: Charles Avalon
Item Ref: PEL316
Unframed, 100% cotton paper.
Limited edition of 280
Dimensions: 97 x 63.5 cms

Price £395.00

‘Sorrowing Sighs’: Described by UNESCO as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”, the Taj Mahal took 22 years and 22,000 people to complete. In 1631, the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, was devastated by the death of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and the Taj Mahal was built as a symbol of true love and a final resting place for his beloved wife. So exquisite was the workmanship that he declared; ‘…The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs. And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes…’

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