Posted on: 21 January 2013

Digital Rare Book:
The History of the reign of SHAH-AULUM, the present emperor of Hindostaun. Containing the transactions of the court of Delhi, and the neighbouring states, during a period of thirty-six years: interspersed with geographical and topographical observations on several of the principal cities of Hindostaun.
By William Francklin
Printed by Cooper & Graham, London - 1798

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The royal procession of Shah Alam II with his army processing from right to left along the banks of a river.
The painting shows a landscape with paddy fields and a small city in the distance.
There are boats on the river (which is probably the Jumna) and cannons and troops in the middle distance. It is possible the this painting depicts the move of the court from Allahabad to Delhi.

Lucknow, India - ca.1790

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