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A prospect view of the city of Benares spread out along the bank of the Ganges from Shivala Ghat to Aurangzeb's mosque - 1765

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June 30, 1790
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Shah Alam II 1759–1806

A prospect view of the city of Benares spread out along the bank of the Ganges from Shivala Ghat to Aurangzeb's mosque - 1765

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The royal procession of Shah Alam II with his army processing from right to left along the banks of a river. The painting shows a landscape with paddy fields and a small city in the distance. There are boats on the river (which is probably the Jumna) and cannons and troops in the middle distance. It is possible the this painting depicts the move of the court from Allahabad to Delhi. Lucknow, India - ca.1790 Copyright: � V&A Images

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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