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Two views on the one sheet of the exterior and interior of the temporary tomb of Sa'adat 'Ali Khan at Lucknow

Two views on the one sheet of the exterior and interior of the temporary tomb of Sa'adat 'Ali Khan at Lucknow

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4759

Item number: 4759

Length: 49

Width: 33

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan's tomb in Lucknow from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Cawnpore to Mohumdy Vol. IV' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r.1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Nawab Saadat Ali Khan of Awadh (r.1798-1814) tomb was commissioned by his son Ghazi-ud-din Haidar (r.1814-27) on the site of a home belonging to the son.

Two views on the one sheet of the exterior and interior of the temporary tomb of Sa'adat 'Ali Khan at Lucknow: a gilt and japanned structure over the grave, with a cloth of gold canopy over that, while the temporary building containing them is of wood and brick. Inscribed below: 'Temporary Tomb of the Nawaub Saadut Ali. Another view of the same'

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