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Painting - A Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haider through Lucknow.
  • A Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haider through Lucknow.
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A Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haider through Lucknow.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lucknow (painted)

  • Date:

    ca.1820 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panoramic painting in three sections, illuminated, Illustrating the state entry of Ghazi ud-Din Haidar (nawab 1814-1819; king 1819-1827) of Oudh passing through the crowded streets of Lucknow in 1797, to enforce his succession as the Nairab-Zdazir of Oudh.

Place of Origin

Lucknow (painted)


ca.1820 (painted)



Materials and Techniques

Opaque watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Surgeon P. J. Clarke, 90th Rgt./17 [?]/7/58
Written on back.


Height: 124.5 cm, Width: 160.5 cm

Object history note

Bought from R. Gordon-Smith Esq for £100 in 1909 (on loan to the museum from 1905). Accession register has the note: 'The Vendor states that the painting was obtained by an officer of the 23rd Royal Welsh at Lucknow, during the relief of that city in 1857'. Inscribed on the back of IM.2:1-1909: 'Surgeon P. J. Clarke, 90th Rgt./17 [?]/7/58'

Descriptive line

Painting, panorama of Lucknow in 1797; Paintings, water colour, Lucknow, ca.1800

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 126-127 p. ISBN 0944142303
cat. no. 56, pp.24-25 (detail), pp.96-97.
India's fabled city : the art of courtly Lucknow / Stephen Markel with Tushara Bindu Gude ; and contributions by Muzaffar Alam ... [et al.]. Munich ;London: Prestel, Johann Gottlieb, c2010 Number: 9783791350752 (hbk.), 3791350757 (hbk.)
cat. no. 104, p. 53. Andrew Topsfield
The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982 Number: ISBN 0 906969 26 3


Watercolour; Paper

Subjects depicted



Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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