Procession depicting Shuja-ud-Daula
Pigments on paper
North India, Lucknow, circa 1760
Height: 19,5; Width: 30,5 cm
In a hilly landscape, Shuja-ud-Daula travels on the back of an elephant, surrounded by men on foot and horsemen. It is interesting to note the precise physical details of all the depictions of the characters treated like portraits.
The henna decoration of the horse and the treatment of the sunset are typical of Lucknow painting of the late 18th century.
A Company School painting from the Gentil Album depicting Shuja ud-Daula, the Nawab of Oudh, at a tiger-shoot accompanied by his son and Colonels Gentil and Harper is kept in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (IS.25:10-1980).