Lucknow. Dil Kooshah [Dilkusha].
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
The print carries the inscription Saché 198 but this has been erased in pencil and the following comment added: 'Copied by Saché from Bourne & Shepherds view'. The other print numbered Saché 198 is at Print 145 which shows the Dilkusha after it had been ruined. Bourne's view was taken several years earlier when the palace was still standing and is probably no. 321 in the Bourne & Shepherd catalogue.
Dilkusha was built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan (r.1798-1814) as a hunting lodge at Lucknow. As late 18th and 19th century Lucknow architecture was notably influenced by European architecture, it is no surprise that this building was based on the English classical baroque style. Dilkusha has a striking resemblence to Seaton Delaval, a house in Northumberland.