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Ulwur. The Motee Doongree Palace.

Ulwur. The Motee Doongree Palace.

Photographer: Impey, Eugene Clutterbuck

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 971/(54)

Item number: 97154

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Moti Doongri Palace at Alwar, from an album of 80 albumen prints taken by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey. James Fergusson wrote in the accompanying description, 'This palace is situated about two miles from the town of Ulwur, and is used as the residence of the Political Agent. Both stories have the advantage of broad double cornices, like those of the pavilions at Deeg. It is, however, so recent that it shows some traces of Italian design, which is fast obliterating the beauties of the Indian styles.' Impey, a skilled photographer who had served in the 5th Bengal Cavalry was himself Political Agent at Alwar in 1858. This palace on the outskirts of Alwar was built by Vinay Singh of Alwar (ruled 1815-57). It was demolished by the rulers of Alwar in the early 20th century for unascertained reasons.

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