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The palace at Farrukhabad

The palace at Farrukhabad

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4876

Item number: 4876

Length: 31.5

Width: 48.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the palace at Farrukhabad from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Agra to Barrackpore Vol. X' 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.
Idealised view of the palace at Farrukhabad. Farrukhabad, located in Uttar Pradesh, was founded by Nawab Muhammad Khan in 1714 and named the city after Mughal Emperor Farrukh Siyar (r.1713-19). The palace at Farrukhabad was built for the use of Nawab Muhammad Khan and dates from the early 18th century. Inscribed below: 'Nawaub Sahamah Jung's Palace at Farruckabad.'

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