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A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id., 1843

A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur S...

A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id., 1843. Bahadur Shah Zafar on the elephant, and the heir apparent in the third elephant. Inscribed: Th... More

Description of assassination of William Fraser, Agent to the Governor-General of India, in a 1843 manuscript

Description of assassination of William Fraser, Agent to the Governor-...

Description of assassination of William Fraser, Agent to the Governor-General of India. Folio from Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of vi... More

Details of Skinner's Tomb, St. James' Church, Delhi

Details of Skinner's Tomb, St. James' Church, Delhi

Details of the tomb of Colonel James Skinner C.B. at St. James' Church, Delhi (left Page), and and Styles and titles in Persian of Thomas Metcalfe as Agent of Governor-General of India (right page). folio from... More

Different views of the Metcalfe House, Delhi, 1843

Different views of the Metcalfe House, Delhi, 1843

Different views of the Metcalfe House, Delhi, 1843. From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monument... More

Folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album by Thomas Metcalfe, 1843

Folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album by Thomas Metca...

Scenes from a royal procession: The elephant carries the Royal Standard, the camel carries a Nagara, a kettle drum. Featured on the right page, a party of Skinners Horse. Folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi agar firdaus

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi agar firdaus

The Dewan-e-Khafs or Audience Hall for the Nobility was constructed by the Emperor Shah Juhan, by whom the Royal Palace was also built. It is situated at the upper end of a spacious Square, elevated upon a Terr... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Bridal Dohleh

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Bridal Dohleh

Dohleh or Covered litter in which a Bride is conveyed to the Bridegroom’s House. From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Camel Artillery Man

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Camel Artillery Man

Zumbouruckchee or Camel Artillery men, from Zurmbooruck, a piece of Ordnance of small Calibre. From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi East face of the palace of the Red Fort Delhi

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi East face of the palace of the Red For...

The following are two views of the Palace at Dehly from the River or East Side. The first includes the whole length of line from the Shah Boorj or Royal Tower on the right to the Ussud Boorj on the left. Ussud ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Emperor’s private quarters

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Emperor’s private quarters

The Tusbeeh Khana or Oratory is situated to the south of the Hall of Audience and immediately connected with the Female Apartments. It is now commonly used for the more private Durbars or Levees, but originally... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Marble & agate basin within the Shah Burj

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Marble & agate basin within the Shah B...

In the Royal Garden to the North of the Dewan e Khafs or Hall of Audience is a large octagon tower with marble and called the Shah Boorj or Royal Tower. It faces the River Jumna and from this tower the then hei... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Moti Masjid within the Palace

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Moti Masjid within the Palace

The Soneiree Musjid or Golden Mosque, so denominated from its gilt domes is situated within the city and nearly opposite the Palace. It was constructed in AD 1747 by the Nawab Buhadur* Khan a nobleman of the Re... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Portrait of the Emperor Bahadur Shah II

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Portrait of the Emperor Bahadur Shah I...

Portrait of the Emperor Bahadur Shah II. Inscribed above: Abu Zafar Siraj al-Din Muhammad Bahadur Shah Padshah Ghazi. Inscribed below: The Emperor Bahadoor Shah 1844.  This file has been provided by the Br... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Shah Burj at the north-east corner of the Red Fort

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Shah Burj at the north-east corner of ...

In the Royal Garden to the North of the Dewan e Khafs or Hall of Audience is a large octagon tower with marble and called the Shah Boorj or Royal Tower. It faces the River Jumna and from this tower the then hei... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Skinner's Tomb, St. Jame's Church, Delhi

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Skinner's Tomb, St. Jame's Church, Del...

Details of the tomb of Colonel James Skinner C.B. at St. James' Church, Delhi (left Page), Folio from Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings o... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Sonheri or Golden Mosque

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi Sonheri or Golden Mosque

The Soneiree Musjid or Golden Mosque, so denominated from its gilt domes is situated within the city and nearly opposite the Palace. It was constructed in AD 1747 by the Nawab Buhadur* Khan a nobleman of the Re... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Diwan-i Khass from the west

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Diwan-i Khass from the west

The Dewan-e-Khafs or Audience Hall for the Nobility was constructed by the Emperor Shah Juhan, by whom the Royal Palace was also built. It is situated at the upper end of a spacious Square, elevated upon a Terr... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Diwan-i ‘Am from the west

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Diwan-i ‘Am from the west

One of the principal objects after entering the Palace, that attracts attention, is the Dewan e Aum, or Public Hall of Audience for all descriptions of persons. It is situated at the upper end of a spacious squ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Emperor’s throne beneath Shah Jahan’s Scales of Justice

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Emperor’s throne beneath Shah Jaha...

The Tusbeeh Khana or Oratory is situated to the south of the Hall of Audience and immediately connected with the Female Apartments. It is now commonly used for the more private Durbars or Levees, but originally... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The imperial jharoka in the Diwan-i ‘Am

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The imperial jharoka in the Diwan-i ‘A...

One of the principal objects after entering the Palace, that attracts attention, is the Dewan e Aum, or Public Hall of Audience for all descriptions of persons. It is situated at the upper end of a spacious squ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The interior of the Diwan-i Khass

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The interior of the Diwan-i Khass

The Dewan-e-Khafs or Audience Hall for the Nobility was constructed by the Emperor Shah Juhan, by whom the Royal Palace was also built. It is situated at the upper end of a spacious Square, elevated upon a Terr... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The interior of the Diwan-i-Khas

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The interior of the Diwan-i-Khas

The interior of the Diwan-i Khass, with the qanats removed. From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Musamman Burj

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi The Musamman Burj

The following are two views of the Palace at Dehly from the River or East Side. The first includes the whole length of line from the Shah Boorj or Royal Tower on the right to the Ussud Boorj on the left. Ussud ... More

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi View of the Delhi palace from Metcalfe House

Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi View of the Delhi palace from Metcalfe...

View of the Delhi palace from Metcalfe House. Inscribed below: naqsha-i tripoliya va salimgarh va qil‘a-i shahjahanabad. Mazhar ‘Ali Khan. The word tripoliya seems to refer to the bridge connecting the two fort... More

Skinner's Horse party, in a folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album by Thomas Metcalfe, 1843

Skinner's Horse party, in a folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delh...

A party of Skinners Horse, raised by James Skinner in 1803. Folio from 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album by Thomas Metcalfe, 1843.

St Jame's Church, Delhi, folio from book by Thomas Metcalfe, 1843

St Jame's Church, Delhi, folio from book by Thomas Metcalfe, 1843

St. James' Church, Delhi, folio from Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, by Thomas... More

The tomb of Mohammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, Metcalfe album, 1843

The tomb of Mohammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, Metcalfe album,...

The tomb of Mohammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, Metcalfe album, 1843. The tomb of Mohammad Quli Khan, brother of Adham Khan, converted to a residence by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe, viewed from the s... More

Tomblge

Tomblge

Tomb of Md. Quli Khan. Folio from Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, by Thomas Me... More

Zinat Mahal Begum

Zinat Mahal Begum

Photograph of Zinat Mahal Begum(?), the wife of Emperor Bahadur Shah II. This was presumably acquired by Metcalfe's son, Sir John Theophilus Metcalfe (1828-83), who was the magistrate in Delhi in 1857, and past... More