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Bourne & Shepherd
[Bourne and Shepherd's Royal Photographic Album of Scenes and Personages connected with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Tour in India 1876]
10.2 x 8.5 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a section of Agra Fort. At the centre there is a stone building with an open arcade and two small bell towers. There is a smaller building beside it to the right. In front of these buildings there is a marble platform with a sunken bath and a grape garden with a walkway constructed from vines. The Taj Mahal can be seen in the distance to the right.
This is one of a series of photographs from a published volume documenting the tour the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, made of India in 1875-76. Included in the volume are a number of photographs of notable sites visited by the Prince. A fete with illuminations was held in this part of the fort in honour of the Prince's visit.
Presented to Alexandra, Princess of Wales by her husband the Prince of Wales at Christmas 1876