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Wright Gate - Fort [Rampur] 25

Wright Gate - Fort [Rampur] 25

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Shelfmark: Photo 36/(25)

Item number: 25

Length: 20

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Wright Gate at the Fort at Rampur, in Uttar Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer, 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 gate pictured here was named after W.C. Wright, the Chief Engineer, who was chosen to carry out an extensive building programme in the city by Hamid Ali Khan. 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.

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