A Museum Quality Print of the Pearl Mosque at Delhi by Vasily Vereshchagin. The artist finished this huge oil on canvas between the years 1876 to 1879. The original size of the artwork is 155 by 197 inches and was recently sold by Sotheby's for 3.1 Million Dollars. Vereshchagin was the most famous Russian painter during his lifetime. In 1874 due to the sale of several of his works to collector Pavel Tretyakov, the artist acquired enough funds to visit India. He and his wife went on a two year expedition to such places as Bombay, Madras, Delhi, Agra, Darjeeling and the Himalayas. Along the way he did sketches and research for future paintings. He was the first Russian artist to ever visit India to do paintings. The Pearl Mosque was the most accomplished and the grandest of all the paintings of his journey to India. He started work on this massive canvas in 1876 but was interrupted by the outbreak of the Russo Turkish War in 1877 when he briefly set aside this work and volunteered with the Russian Imperial Army. Upon his return to Paris in 1878 he started working on Pearl Mosque again and completed this artwork the following year. The Pearl Mosque was built in 1659 as a private Mausoleum for Aurangzeb, the 6th Mogul Emperor of India who reigned from 1658 through 1707.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from the painting entitled Pearl Mosque at Delhi by Vasily Vereshchagin.
Inventory #220 - Famous Artists Fine Art Prints