Gate of the Loll-Baug at Fyzabad
Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
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.