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The Residency, Hyderabad (Deccan); a palatial residence in classical style, with imposing entrance gateways, standing in a wooded park.

The Residency, Hyderabad (Deccan); a palatial residence in classical style, with imposing entrance gateways, standing in a wooded park.

Artist: unknown

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: WD1712

Item number: 1712

Length: 39.5

Width: 58

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of the Residency at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) by an anonymous artist, c. 1810. There is a mosque with minarets in the distance and figures, cows and rocks in foreground. The Residency at Hyderabad was instigated by Colonel James Achilles Kirkpatirck, the British Resident who ousted the French and established British supremacy in Hyderabad in 1798. It was designed by Samuel Russell, son of the artist John Russell (1744-1806) and was built between 1803 and 1806. The construction was paid for by the Nizam of Hyderabad. On the front of the building is a Corinthian portico crowned by a pediment showing the arms of the East India Company.

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