Felice BEATO

Italy 1832 – 1909

Building within the Palace, Delhi [The Alai Darwaza, gateway to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque] 1858 Description: The building is not inside the Palace but in the area south east of the Qutb Minar]. It is the restored marble and sandstone gateway to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque built by Sultan Alauddin Khilji see Jim Masselos, Beato's delhi 1857,1997

Collection Title: Lucknow, Delhi, post Mutiny probably one of the pair of images titled simply'shrines', nos 25-26, in the section featuring Kutb [12 miles from Delhi] of Volume two of Beato's 'Views of Delhi'
Place made: Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Materials & Technique: photographs, albumen prints, albumen silver photograph Support: cream paper

Dimensions: image 25.8 h x 30.6 w cm support 36.2 h x 47.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.81.13