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Panorama - Fort [Rampur]

Panorama - Fort [Rampur]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Shelfmark: Photo 36/(26)

Item number: 26

Length: 17.3

Width: 24.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Panorama of the Khas Bagh Palace at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer, from an album of views of Rampur presented to the India Office by the Festival of Empire in November 1911. The Nawab of Rampur, Hamid Ali Khan (1896-1930), was one of the exhibitors at the Festival of Empire exhibition held at Crystal Palace to mark George V's coronation. The Khas Bagh Palace was built on top of the foundations of the old Fort as part of the extensive building programme carried out by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer, under the direction of Hamid Ali Khan. Wright's architecture synthesises elements from Islamic, Hindu and Victorian Gothic, known as 'Indo-Saracenic'. He remodelled the entire Fort-Palace complex in this style.

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