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Side view, Makarpura Palace, Baroda

Side view, Makarpura Palace, Baroda

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 2/7(3)

Item number: 273

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Makarpura Palace, near Baroda in Gujarat, from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Baroda views and buildings, c.1890', taken by an unknown photographer. The palace was built by the Gaekwar Sayaji Rao III (r.1875-1939) between 1883 and 1890 as a country residence. It was designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm (1840-1915) in an Italian Renaissance style. It lies to the south of Baroda and is surrounded by English-style formal gardens. This view shows one of the side towers of the palace, with a stairway to the entrance of the Zenana or women’s apartments covered by a chhatra in the foreground. This is in the form of a bangaldar or Bengali-style curved roof, which contrasts with the classical facade behind.

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