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        Inside the Main Entrance of the Purana Qila, Delhi, 1823

        Smith, Robert (1787-1873); British. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1823. There are remains on this site that date to the Gupta, Rajput and Delhi Sultanate periods; the Moghul Emperor Humayun built his new city of Dinpanah here; Afghan Sher Shah knocked it down in 1540 and built the existing fort; city of Indraprastha was built in 1400 BC on same site but no remains of it exist; Provenance: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, USA. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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