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View of a gateway to a palace, Lucknow (U.P.)

View of a gateway to a palace, Lucknow (U.P.)

Artist: Longcroft, Thomas (c. 1760-1811)

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: WD1713

Item number: 1713

Length: 24.2

Width: 54.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of a gateway to a palace at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh by Thomas Longcroft (c. 1760-1811) dated 1798. Inscribed on the front in ink is: '107. T. Longcroft 1798.'

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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