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Ruins at Lucknow (U.P.). 23 February 1870

Ruins at Lucknow (U.P.). 23 February 1870

Artist: Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: WD1083

Item number: 1083

Length: 26.9

Width: 18.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil, pastel and wash drawing of ruins at Lucknow by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902) dated 23 February 1870. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Lucknow. 23.2.70.'

Lucknow is the state capital of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It came to prominence under the Mughals and during their rule became a flourishing centre for the arts. Supported by the wealth of the royal court many fine palaces, tombs and mosques were erected mostly dating from the mid-18th century onwards. It is regarded as one of the finest cities in India with a rich architectural heritage.

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