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The Hazuribagh Darwaza, Lahore (Punjab). December 1848

The Hazuribagh Darwaza, Lahore (Punjab). December 1848

Artist: Oldfield, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: WD2812

Item number: 2812

Length: 21.2

Width: 33.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of the gateway to the Hazuri Bagh at Lahore in the Punjab (modern Pakistan) by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871) in December 1848. Inscribed on the front in water-colour is: 'Gateway in the Huzooree Bagh. Lahore. H.A. Oldfield. Decr. 1848'

Hazuri Bagh is a small garden situated between the Badshahi Mosque and the main entrance to Lahore Fort. The garden was laid out by Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) the famed Sikh leader who seized Lahore in 1799. The garden contains a marble baradari, built in 1818, where the Sikh ruler used to hold court. Although not a Mughal garden per se it is a reminder that Ranjit Singh and other Sikhs had a deep appreciation for the Mughal garden tradition.

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