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Photograph - Gateway leading to Gulabi Bagh, Lahore
  • Gateway leading to Gulabi Bagh, Lahore
    Craddock, James
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Gateway leading to Gulabi Bagh, Lahore

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Lahore (made)

  • Date:

    1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craddock, James (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Museum number:

    79864

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case COS

This gateway to the Gulabi Bagh or Rose Garden was built in 1655 by Mirza Sultan Beg, commander of Shah Jahan’s fleet. Although the garden no longer exists, the gateway is remarkable because of the intricate mosaic tiling across the façade.

James Craddock, the photographer, was active in India during the 1860s and 1870s and had studios in Peshawar, Simla and Lahore. This is one of several he took of Lahore and its monuments. The European gentleman in the front of the gateway is likely to be Craddock, who had a tendency to include himself in his photographs.

Physical description

Photograph of the Gateway leading to Gulabi Bagh, Lahore

Place of Origin

Lahore (made)

Date

1860s (made)

Artist/maker

Craddock, James (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

Architecture, Buildings
Signed in the bottom right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 228 mm image, Width: 295 mm image, Height: 264 mm sheet, Width: 327 mm sheet

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Photograph of the Gateway leading to Gulabi Bagh, Lahore

Categories

Photographs

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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