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The British Residency at Hyderabad, drawn in 1813

The British Residency at Hyderabad, drawn in 1813

Artist: Grindlay, RM

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1830

Shelfmark: X400(19)

Item number: Plate 19

Length: 21.5

Width: 28.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This is plate 19 from Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India'. Grindlay (1786-1877) was only 17 when he arrived in India in 1803. He served with the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 to 1820 and during this period made a large collection of sketches and drawings.

The construction of the British Residency began in 1803 during the tenure of Resident Kirkpatrick and took five years to complete. Its architect was P Russell of the Royal Engineers. This is the south side of the building, facing the city and separated from it by the river Musi.

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