image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Pavilion in the fort of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.


September 1795


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Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1795.
Humphry Repton copied the kiosks on the roof of the pavilion when designing a pheasantry for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in 1806. Archer op. cit. The palace-fortress at Allahabad, at the junction of the Yamuna and Ganges rivers, was begun by the emperor Akbar in 1583 and was the largest fort built by him. Archer op. cit. There is another view in this series showing a building within the fort at Allahabad. It shows the Chalis Satun, or Hall of Forty Pillars Archer [op. cit.] says of this image : "Today [1996] little of architectural interest remains within Akbar's fort, but one of the few surviving buildings is this elegant marble baradari or pavilion surrounded by pillars. The terraced roof has a perforated parapet and is surmounted by kiosks with latticed screens. It was already damaged when the Daniells saw it"

Inscription: Part of the palace in the fort of Allahabad ; drawn and engraved by Thomas Daniell

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Allahabad Fort, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India