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Part of the Palace in the Fort of Allahabad

Part of the Palace in the Fort of Allahabad

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: P918

Item number: plate 8

Length: 43.2

Width: 59.45

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 8 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The so-called Queen's pavilion, the Rani-ka-Mahal, part of Akbar's Fort at Allahabad, was built in 1583 as the Emperor's private retiring room. It consists of a baradari or pavilion with a central square block on a nine-fold plan, surrounded by a magnificent colonnade of double and quadruple pillars. The roofed terrace is surmounted by kiosks decorated with latticed screens, which have now disappeared, as has the original marble pavilion which crowned the roof terrace.

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