Interior of Nand Bhawan, Deeg 4302732
Photographer: Priyalall and Company
Medium: Photographic print
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.