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DANIELL, Thomas and William.

The Entrance to the Mausoleum in Sultan Khusero's Garden near Allahbad.

Stock Code
91052
London, Robert Bowyer for Thomas Daniell, 1798
£3,000

The Khusrau Bagh in Allahabad had originally been built as a pleasure resort for the future Emperor Jahangir (1605-27), then Prince Salim, when he stayed here in 1599 when in rebellion against his father, and was designed in part by the artist Aqa Riza. The gateway seems to date from this time. Jahangir's eldest son, Khusrau, in turn rebelled against his father, and was kept incarcerated in this garden in Allahabad, and he and his mother and sister are all buried there. The entrance gateway to the garden is an arched portal with projecting balconies; the Daniells remark on the gradual disappearance of its painted decorations.

Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769–1837) travelled extensively in India between 1786 and 1793. On their return to Britain they produced many paintings, drawings and prints based on the sketches they had made while travelling. The 144 aquatint prints, collectively known

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Description

Aquatint on Whatman wove paper with original hand-colour for Oriental Scenery, sheet size 73 x 54.5 cm, image size 45 x 60 cm. Fine fresh condition.

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