*View of Mutura on the River Jumna, by Thomas and William Daniell, 1803* (BL)

*"Muthura Fort (on The Jumna)," an aquatint by Francis Swain Ward, 1803* (BL)

*"The Visrant ghaut on the river Jumna at Mathura," a watercolor by Seeta Ram, c.1814-15* (BL);
also: *Aurangzeb's red sandstone mosque [built in 1670]* [*Sita Ram 1815b*]
also: *Exterior and interior views of the Siva temple on the Ganga ghat at Mathura* [*Sita Ram 1815c*];
also: *View of Mathura with 'Abd al-Nabi's mosque in the centre* [*Sita Ram 1815d*]

*"Mosque at Muttra," by William Daniell, from The Oriental Annual or Scenes of India (London: Bull and Churton 1835)*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2006

"Great Temple at Gokul [a small town near Mathura]," from Meyer's Universum, 1848; *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2006

*"The Resident Engineer's House, at Muttra," from the Illustrated London News, 1857*

Source: ebay, July 2009

"An old fort at Muttra," from vol. 3 of 'The Indian empire' by Robert Montgomery Martin, c.1860

Source: http://www.archive.org/details/indianempirehist03martuoft
(downloaded Jan. 2009)

*"The Visram Ghaut, Muttra [Mathura]," a photo by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey, 1860's* (BL) [*Impey 1860's*]

"View of Muttra" by G. Bonheur, from 'Le Tour du Monde', 1873

Source: ebay, Oct. 2008

A meeting at a temple gateway in Mathura, by Edwin Lord Weeks, c.1885

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=4695952&SE=CMWCAT04+15574+171833843+&QR=M+1+70+Aqc0000900+12321++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=71
(downloaded Apr. 2006)

"Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903). Meeting at the Steps of a Temple Gateway, Muttra; signed 'E. L. Weeks' with the artist's Moghul device (lower left); oil on canvas; 28 x 22½ in. (71.1 x 57.2 cm.). Painted circa 1885. Literature  Weeks, Edwin Lord: From the Black Sea through Persia and India, New York: 1895; related illustration p. 334.
Lot Notes  This is an imposing figurative painting within an elaborate architectural framework, likely based on studies Edwin Lord Weeks executed during his first expedition to India in 1882-83. Somewhat unusual for the artist, the setting is Hindu, a pink sandstone temple probably dedicated to Vishnu, as were many temples in the city of Muttra (today known as Mathura). Muttra, a small city near Delhi, was then, as today, a center of the cult of Krishna and a sacred city. As Weeks termed it, '[a]n ancient City and place of Pilgrimage.' (Empire of India Exhibition, Illustrated Official Catalogue, London, 1895, p. 210).."

*Street scene, Mathura. '6th Decr. 1878', an oil painting by Marianne North* (BL)

*The Ghats, Muttra, a photo c.1903* (BL)

A tourist poster featuring Bengali Ghat; *another poster*

Source: ebay, July 2006

Mathura nowadays is a major Krishna center: Bengali Ghat features a formal entry point for devotees

Source: http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/8071/cat/501
(downloaded July 2005)

*The modern ISKCON Krishna temple in Mathura*

Source: http://mathura.nic.in/main.htm
(downloaded July 2005)

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