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Palace of Akbar Fatehpur, Sikri
Title Palace of Akbar Fatehpur, Sikri
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Water Colour on Paper
Main Artist Thomas Daniell
Artist's Nationality United Kingdom
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1749 - 1840
Country Britain
Dimensions 39.3 cm x 25.3 cm
Detailed Description The Daniell's were among the first wave of British artist's working in India and the views they brought back to Britain were novel and exciting The fascination of India is evident in the way this landscape print has been romanticized, blending the artist's desire to capture the Indian 'country-side' with a 'white man's' forward requirement to document the 'Orient'.
Brief Description A master piece of early western perspective drawing, this water colour shows Akbar's Palace at Fatehpur Sikri from the most unusual angle. The artist locates the palace on the right upper portion, while a building and an arched bridge block the left vertical view creating both distance and depth at the same time. The ease with which architecture has been painted is also worth noticing, especially as depth within the building has been created purely through a gradation of grey and black.