An architectural drawing of La Martiniere Lucknow, circa 1835
Lot 327
An architectural drawing of La Martiniere Lucknow, circa 1835
Sold for £3,360 (US$ 5,444) inc. premium

Lot Details
An architectural drawing of La Martiniere
Lucknow, circa 1835
watercolour on paper, framed
382 x 521 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Rev. Canon Pearce-Higgins, Sotheby's 1969.
    Nicholas Vilag, 1970.
    Christie's, London, 17th June 1998, lot 160.

    The Martiniere at Lucknow was first designed as a palace-tomb by the eccentric French military adventurer Major-General Claude Martin (1735-1800), who served under the Nawab Asaf ud-Daula from 1776. The building was completed in 1795, although wings were added in 1840, and it now houses a boys' school.

    For further references see:
    M. Archer, Company School Drawings in the India Office Library, London 1972, pp. 155 and 196.
    M. Archer, Company Paintings, London 1992, nos. 89 and 90.
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