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Pavilion in the fort of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1795.

Daniell, Thomas, 1749-1840.
Date
September 1795

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Humphry Repton copied the kiosks on the roof of the pavilion when designing a pheasantry for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in 1806. Archer op. cit. The palace-fortress at Allahabad, at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, was begun by the emperor Akbar in 1583 and was the largest fort built by him. Archer op. cit. There is another view in this series showing a building within the fort at Allahabad. It shows the Chalis Satun, or Hall of Forty Pillars Archer [op. cit.] says of this image : "Today [1996] little of architectural interest remains within Akbar's fort, but one of the few surviving buildings is this elegant marble baradari or pavilion surrounded by pillars. The terraced roof has a perforated parapet and is surmounted by kiosks with latticed screens. It was already damaged when the Daniells saw it"

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Part of the palace in the fort of Allahabad ; drawn and engraved by Thomas Daniell

Publication/Creation

London (Historic Gallery Pall Mall) : Published as the act directs for Tho[ma]s Daniell by Rob[er]t Bowyer, September 1795.

Physical description

1 print : line etching and aquatint, with watercolour ; platemark 49 x 65 cm.

Publications note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 420.9

Mildred Archer, Early views of India, London 1980, reproduced as no. 64

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Wellcome Library no. 27413i

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