The Residency, Hyderabad.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Residency, Hyderabad taken by an unknown photographer in the 1900s. The photograph is from an album containing views of various locations in India, formerly in the collection of Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, (1850-1916), who was Commander in Chief of India between 1902 and 1909.
The Residency at Hyderabad was initiated by Colonel James Achilles Kirkpatirck, the British Resident who ousted the French and established British supremacy in Hyderabad in 1798. It was designed by Samuel Russell, son of the artist John Russell (1744-1806) and was built between 1803 and 1806. The construction was paid for by the Nizam of Hyderabad. On the front of the building is a Corinthian portico crowned by a pediment showing the arms of the East India Company. It now houses the University College for Women.