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A Procession of Ghazi ud-Din Haider through Lucknow.

Painting
ca.1820 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Opaque watercolour on paper
Brief description
Painting, panorama of Lucknow in 1797; Paintings, water colour, Lucknow, ca.1800
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 124.5cm
  • Width: 160.5cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Surgeon P. J. Clarke, 90th Rgt./17 [?]/7/58 (Written on back.)
Object history
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'
Subject depicted
Places depicted
Bibliographic references
  • 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
  • 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. 56, pp.24-25 (detail), pp.96-97.
  • The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982 Number: ISBN 0 906969 26 3cat. no. 104, p. 53. Andrew Topsfield
Collection
Accession number
IM.2:1-1909

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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