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The Chalis Satun, or Hall of Forty Pillars, at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1795.

  • Daniell, Thomas, 1749-1840.
Date
July 1795
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27381i
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Description

The palace-fortress at Allahabad, at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, was begun by emperor Akbar in 1583 and was the largest fort built by him. The Chalis Satun or Hall of Forty Pillars was built as a pleasure paviliion in the palace, situated high up beside the river so that cool breezes could circulate throughout. Such pavilions had no walls; water ran through channels in the building and fountains played around it. Archer op. cit.

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : line etching and aquatint, with watercolour ; platemark 47.6 x 62.7 cm.

Lettering

The Chalees Satoon, in the fort of Allahabad, on the river Jumna ; drawn and engraved by Thomas Daniell

References note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 420.7
Mildred Archer, Early views of India, London 1980, reproduced as no. 24

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Bears number bottom right : VI

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 27381i

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