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Gate of the Loll-Baug at Fyzabad

Gate of the Loll-Baug at Fyzabad

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1801

Shelfmark: X432/3(3)

Item number: plate 3

Genre: Print

Plate 3 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The print show s the entrance gateway to the Lal Bagh at Faizabad, a pleasure garden established by Shuja' al-Daula. It is built in typical late Mughal style with a plethora of small arches and overhanging balconies with curvilinear roofs. Faizabad was the first capital of the Nawabs of Avadh under Nawabs Burhan al-Mulk and Safdar Jang, before the latter moved it to Lucknow. Shuja' al-Daula moved the capital back to Faizabad from 1765-75 as it was more strategically placed at a time of tension with the East India Company based in Calcutta.

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