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Overflow of the Fatehsager Lake, Udaipur

Overflow of the Fatehsager Lake, Udaipur

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1910

Shelfmark: Photo 10/12(25)

Item number: 101225

Length: 19.6

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Fateh Sagar 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 and was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh (r. 1884-1930) in 1899. This is a general view of the north-eastern embankment, reconstructed in 1889 following severe flooding, and in the foreground the weir, used as an overflow channel in the rainy season. A domed pavilion stands next to the weir and in the distance are the Aravalli hills.

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