DIVAN-I KHAS, RED FORT, DELHI.

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June 30, 1820
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Architectural and Building
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

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The Hall of Private Audience, Red Fort, Delhi; a red canopy in the foreground, a horse and various figures.

Inscribed on front in Persian characters: ‘Naqshah i anjuman i Diwan i Khas i qil‘ah i Shahjahanabad’ (Picture of the assembly of the Diwan-i Khass in the Fort of Shahjahanabad); on back in English: ‘5. The Hall of Audience in the Fort of Delhi.’

Note: The Royal Institute of British Architects has an unfinished version of this picture on paper with an 1811 water-mark; the Victoria and Albert Museum has a similar picture (03538 I.S.) with figures and horses differently arranged.

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