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The Red Fort, Delhi, seen from the opposite bank of the Yamuna

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June 30, 1810
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Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

The Red Fort, Delhi, seen from the opposite bank of the Yamuna

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The Red Fort, Delhi, seen from the opposite bank of the Yamuna, perhaps by an eastern Indian artist, c.1810-15. Tis is another early view of Delhi from the Hyde collection. The artist here has simply taken a panoramic view of the Red Fort and placed it across the drawing and tried to adapt the landscape to fit the ostensible viewpoint. Only Salimgarh and the Delhi Gate show any hint of the recession resulting from this chosen viewpoint. Visible are the new jharokhas added to the Musamman Burj, Khwabgah, and Rang Mahal and the tall place of Mirza Babar erected in the Rang Mahal courtyard (seen here infront of the Lahore Gate). While the Shah Burj tower tot he extreme right is in good condition, the Asad Burj to the left has collapsed.

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