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Palace of Nawaub Suja Dowla at Lucnow

Palace of Nawaub Suja Dowla at Lucnow

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: X432/3(16)

Item number: plate 16

Genre: Print

Plate 16 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' Lucknow in the mid-18th century had become the flourishing capital of the Nawabs of Avadh, and Nawabs Safdar Jang and Shuja' al-Daula had contributed to building this palace which was completed by the time the latter moved the capital temporarily to Faizxabad in 1765. The palace presents an unadorned, almost fortress-like, frontage to the river Gumti, with a monumental but plain gateway to its right which was the subject of another Daniell print. Inside the palace, however, were airy pavilions and extensive gardens. The son of the Nawab, Asaf al-Daula, returned to Lucknow in 1775 and built himself a new palace as well as many other grandiose buildings.

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