*A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id; a set of paintings by Mazhar Ali Khan, 1840's* (BL)
"From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views
of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying
manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial
Inscribed: His Majesty the King of Dehli proceeding in full State to the Eed-Gah or place of Sacrifice to celebrate the
Festival of the Eed ool Koorban or the Chief Sacrificial Festival. It is in commemoration of the intended sacrifice by
Abraham of his son Isaac [i.e. Ishmael]."
Inscribed: The Umbrella and several Insignia of Sovereignty.
accompanied by guards.]
Inscribed: The Pigeon House borne by an Elephant. The Flying of Pigeons constitutes a Royal pastime. The Royal Nalkee
or covered conveyance carried by men. Royal Guards.
howdahs. The heir-apparent is also in an elephant howdah.]
Inscribed: The Emperor. Heir Apparent Sons & Relatives.
which shows the Resident Charles Metcalfe. In this view, Charles has been replaced by Thomas Metcalfe, who was not
the Resident but agent to the Governor General at Delhi, even though the inscription still says Resident. Behind Metcalfe,
the Nawab of Ferozpur and the other British officers in both views appear to be the same.]
Inscribed: The Resident, Assistant & Commandant of Escort.
Inscribed: The Queen Consort. The Queen Mother. Resident’s Escort from Skinner’s Horse.