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Bund of the Fatehsagar Lake, Udaipur

Bund of the Fatehsagar Lake, Udaipur

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1910

Shelfmark: Photo 10/12(26)

Item number: 101226

Length: 19

Width: 25.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the bund of the Fateh Sagar Lake from the 'Reading Collection: Views of Udaipur' taken by an unknown photographer c.1910. The photograph is part of an album containing architectural and topographical views of sites in Rajasthan, mainly of Udaipur, originally in the collection of Rufus Daniel Isaacs, Lord Reading, who served as Viceroy of India (1921-1926).

The Fateh Sagar, an artificial lake, connects to Lake Pichola in the north by a canal.This is a general view of the bund or dam at the north-eastern edge of the lake, constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh (r. 1884-1930) in 1899. Domed pavilions or chhatris stand at intervals along the dam at the top of pyramidal steps leading down to the water.

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