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Drawing - Five plans of Delhi.

Five plans of Delhi.

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Delhi (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1774 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    AL.1763

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Street plan of Delhi showing part of Faiz Bazaar from the Delhi Gates of the City wall to the chauk of Sa'datullah Khan and the (now destroyed) Masjid Akbarabadi.

Place of Origin

Delhi (drawn)

Date

ca.1774 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Length: 135 cm, Width: 31 cm

Object history note

These drawings appear to have been made by Indian draughtsmen working for the French.
It is possible that they were made during the visit of Colonel Gentil to Shah Alam in 1774.

Descriptive line

Architectural; Drawings, Delhi, ca.1774

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 132 p. ISBN 0944142303

Production Note

Probably by Delhi draughtsmen.

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Gates; Wall

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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