Architectural details, Chanderi 3613
Artist: Maisey, Frederick Charles (1825-1892)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing by Frederick Charles Maisey of details of columns from Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh, dated 1845-1852.
Chanderi, situated strategically on the borders of Malwa and Bundelkhand, was an important an military outpost. The history of the place goes back to the 11th century when it was dominated by the trade routes of Central India. Chanderi has several historical monuments of the Bundela Rajputs and the Malwa Sultans. Amongst the most important are the Kushk Mahall, the Jami Masjid and the Badal Mahall Darwaza. This drawing depicts some architectural details of columns and brackets.