Not currently on display at the V&A

Marble pavilion and old entrance to the fort

Photograph
ca. 1860-1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Ranjit Singh built the marble pavilion in the tree-lined terraces of the Hazuri Bagh in Lahore in 1818. It was to provide a cool garden retreat where he could take refuge from the heat. The European gentleman in the pavilion is likely to be James Craddock, who often included himself in his photographs.

Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) was a Sikh chief who was known as the Lion of the Punjab. He united the Sikh provinces and became the most powerful ruler in India. He was an important ally of the British.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print
Brief Description
Photograph of the Marble pavilion and old entrance to the Fort, Lahore.
Physical Description
The marble pavilion, in the tree-lined terraces of the Hazuri Bagh, was built by Ranjit Singh in 1818 to provide a cool garden retreat where he could take refuge from the heat. The European gentleman in the pavilion is likely to be James Craddock, who had a tendency to include himself in some of his photographs.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23cm
  • Width: 28.9cm
Subject depicted
Summary
Ranjit Singh built the marble pavilion in the tree-lined terraces of the Hazuri Bagh in Lahore in 1818. It was to provide a cool garden retreat where he could take refuge from the heat. The European gentleman in the pavilion is likely to be James Craddock, who often included himself in his photographs.



Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) was a Sikh chief who was known as the Lion of the Punjab. He united the Sikh provinces and became the most powerful ruler in India. He was an important ally of the British.
Bibliographic Reference
Stronge, S. (Ed.) "The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms", V&A, 1999p. 202 ,Pl. 232 and p. 240, Cat. 224
Collection
Accession Number
79863

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record createdDecember 23, 2002
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