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The Shalimar Garden, near Delhi, with the garden-house used by Sir Charles Metcalfe

The Shalimar Garden, near Delhi, with the garden-house used by Sir Charles Metcalfe

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.3246

Item number: 3246

Length: 48

Width: 60

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the Shalimar Garden, near Delhi, with the garden-house used by Sir Charles Metcalfe, c. 1815. The Shalminar garden It is one of the most important Mughal gardens in the city. It lies in the suburbs of the city and was once the first-night staging post for the Mughals on their way to Kashmir and Lahore. In 1658, Aurangzeb was crowned emperor there. Inscribed on the front in pencil: 'The Garden of Shalimar now residence of' 'C. Metcalfe Esqre. near Delhi.'

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