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Panoramic View Of The East Face Of The Red Fort

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

Panoramic View Of The East Face Of The Red Fort



Fig. 20: PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE EAST FACE OF THE RED FORT, by an Agra or Delhi artist, e. 1820, The viewpoint is relatively high enabling one to se Ower the river wall and across the fort to the inside of the high southern and western walls, with the backs of the Delhi and Lahore gates and the Jama Masjid prominent in the «fistance. Shahjahan's pavilions are all visible along the wall: the Musamman Burj and Khwabgah in the centre with the Diwan-i Khas, to the right the hamman with the domes of Aurangzeb's Moti Masjid behind it, the Moti Mahal and Shah Burj, and to the left the Rang Mahal, the Chota Rang Mahal cor Mumtaz Mahal with associated courtyards forming the zenana, and the Asad Burj. Watercolor, 30 x 94.5 cm. British Library, London, Add.Or.540.

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Very good information.


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