Tank for filling garden fountains, Deeg
Photographer: Priyalall and Company
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph from the Curzon Collection, of a tank at Dig in Rajasthan, taken by the studio of Priyalall & Company in c.1900. This is a view of a tank or reservoir in the palace of the Jats of Bharatpur, built by Badan Singh (ruled 1722-33) and his son Suraj Mal (ruled 1733-63). The palace was designed as a series of beautiful pleasure pavilions set around formal gardens filled with a myriad of fountains. There were several tanks at Dig which supplied water to the fountains and other water features designed to evoke the romance of the monsoon season. The Rup Sagar and the Gopal Sagar were constructed to the east and west of a formal garden, and a third smaller tank on its southern side. A fourth tank was sited on the roof of the Krishn Bhavan pavilion. This view looks over the tank towards a pavilion and palace roofs in the distance.