Posted on: 7 December 2013

Scale drawing in pen and black ink of the end or side of the Amphitheatre, part of the Coronation Durbar complex at Delhi in 1911. The drawing shows in detail the structure and decoration of the Amphitheatre. The balustrades, columns, façade and roof are all embellished with carved detailing. A scale for the drawing is shown in the upper left corner of the drawing, beneath the inscription.

Company School
Made in: Lahore (Mayo School of Art)

Curator's comments:
This drawing comes from a collection of twelve drawings (1915,1126,0.1-12) prepared at the Mayo School of Art, Lahore. The drawings detail the main structures and decorations used in the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The 1911 Delhi Durbar was held to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. The Durbar was attended by both King George V and Queen Mary.

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