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Interior of Nand Bhawan, Deeg 4302732

Interior of Nand Bhawan, Deeg 4302732

Photographer: Priyalall and Company

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1900

Shelfmark: Photo 430/27(32)

Item number: 4302732

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of the interior of the Nand Bhawan at Dig, Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. The Nand Bhawan is one of four main pavilions in the beautiful 18th-century garden palace of the Jats of Bharatpur at Dig, built by Suraj Mal (ruled 1733-63). The pavilions are arranged around a formal garden with fountains in the Persian-Mughal tradition of the char bagh. The Nand Bhavan (c.1760) is a single-storeyed, rectangular building raised on a terrace at the northern edge of the garden. This view of the interior looks through cusped arches into the single central hall furnished with European furniture and a large punkah fan suspended from the ceiling.

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