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The Fort, Allahabad (U.P.)

The Fort, Allahabad (U.P.)

Artist: Crommelin, James Arden (1801-1893)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1828

Shelfmark: WD1379

Item number: 1379

Length: 18

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of the Fort at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh by James Arden Crommelin (1801-1893), c.1828. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'The Fort, Allahabad. J.A.C.'; on the back in pencil: ' This view is taken looking down the Jumna towards its confluence with the Ganges but in what year I forget. J.A.C.'

The fort at Allahabad was built on the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers by Akbar, the third Emperor of the Mughal dynasty from 1583 onwards. This position was of strategic importance and was one of the focal points of the Uprising of 1857. The fort was one of the largest of Akbar’s forts and contains the Zenana Palace which is a baradari or Pavilion and the Ashoka Pillar.

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