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The entrance to the Mausoleums in Sultan Khusero's garden, near Allahabad

The entrance to the Mausoleums in Sultan Khusero's garden, near Allahabad

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: X432/3(8)

Item number: plate 8

Genre: Print

Plate 8 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' The Khusrau Bagh in Allahabad had originally been built as a pleasure resort for the future Emperor Jahangir (1605-27), then Prince Salim, when he stayed here in 1599 when in rebellion against his father, and was designed in part by the artist Aqa Riza. The gateway seems to date from this time. Jahangir's eldest son, Khusrau, in turn rebelled against his father, and was kept incarcerated in this garden in Allahabad, and he and his mother and sister are all buried there. The entrance gateway to the garden is an arched portal with projecting balconies; the Daniells remark on the gradual disappearance of its painted decorations.

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