'View of the modern (European-built) city of Lucknow taken from the Park of the Vizier's new Palace of Castle Cool'
Artist: Barton, Ezekial (1781-1855)
Water-colour drawing of the city of Lucknow by Ezekial Barton (1781-1855) completed between 1800 and 1820.
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.The palace is that of Sa'adat 'Ali Khan, ruled 1798-1814, who assimilated many European tastes and ideas after spending his youth in Calcutta.