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The Residency building in Lucknow

The Residency building in Lucknow

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4761

Item number: 4761

Length: 48

Width: 34.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the Residency 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) constructed the Residency for the British Resident in 1800 along the Gumti river near the Chattar Manzil palace. The use of the English classical architectural style was typical of the period, as many late 18th and early 19th century Lucknow buildings were influenced by European architecture. Inscribed below: 'Residency at Lucknow.'

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