AERIAL VIEWS OVER DELHI. THE RED FORT
June 30, 1770
Architectural and Building
Shah Alam II 1759–1806
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE RED FORT, DELHI, by a Lucknow artist c. 1780-90 after the painting attributed to Mihr Chand done for Col.Polier. Col. Antoine Polier was based in Delhi from 1775 to 1780 and had his retained artist Mihr Chand draw some of the great Mughal monuments. His view of the Red Fort is drawn from a high, imaginary viewpoint and includes elements of the surroundings cityscape. It is centred on the Musamman Burj and imposes a bilateral symmetry the northern and southern upon halves of the Red Fort that is not of course present in reality. In this slightly later version, the surrounding cityscape is not shown. Shah Alam is shown proceeding from the Rang Mahal to the Diwan-i Khas. Opaque watercolor, 29.2 x 41.5 cm. British Library, London, Add. Or.948
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