Rang Mahal - Fort [Rampur]. Drawing Room
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Drawing Room within the Rang Mahal at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1911, 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 Nawab organised an extensive building programme in Rampur, which was carried out by W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer. 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, including the Rang Mahal Palace.