Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.
A painting of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz. Though Shah Jahan had other wives, he loved his wife Mumtaz so much he built the Taj Mahal in her honor. A nice little romantic gesture, no?
Bahadur Shah Zafar, (24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862), was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. Zafar was the son of Mirza Akbar Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput, and became Mughal Emperor when his father died on 28 September 1837.
Nur Jahan was one of the most smart & influential women of her day. She was powerful Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife. The only Mughal empress to have imperial receipts & silver coins minted in her name. She designed the Moghul gardens of Kashmir and Agra, & the tomb of her father also in Agra, It was the first eg of the using white marble embellished with the precise inlay of precious stones into the surface of marble facing-a technique (pietra dura) exploited in the construction of Taj…
Posthumous portraits of Mughal Empreror Akbar (1542 - 1605) and wife Jodhabai. Anglo-Indian (or "Company School") tradition at Delhi, circa 1840. Gouache and gold on ivory in 20th century frames (retaining original domed glass). Each 6.3 x 5cm.