The Qudsia Bagh, Delhi: eastern view.
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Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell, 1795.
See Archer, op. cit., where she quotes Thomas Daniell's journal: "Cotsea Bhaug, so called from the bhaug, or garden, within the quadrangular building, which was erected by the Cotsea Begum, a Mahommedan lady, in the reign of the Emperor Akbar..." The building shown in this print, enclosing the Qudsia Bagh, has completely disappeared. It formed the eastern bastion of the Red Fort, a gateway of which can be seen in the distance. See Archer op. cit. In 1806, Humphry Repton based part of his design for the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, East Sussex. See Archer op. cit.
Inscription: North east view of the Cotsea Bhaug, on the river Jumna, Delhi ; drawn and engraved by Thomas Daniell