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Model of a Jaipur House

Plaster, paint, glass, gouache, gold paint | 57.8 x 49.5 x 54.4 cm (whole object) | RCIN 42376

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As the Prince and his suite entered the city of Jaipur, the striking architecture led William Howard Russell to liken the buildings to ‘solid strawberry creams streaked in white arabesque’. This model, made by students of the Jaipur School of Art, was based on eighteenth century haveli (townhouses) from the region. These houses were often decorated with elaborate murals of processions.
  • Creator(s)

    Jaipur (place of production)

    Indian (nationality)

  • 57.8 x 49.5 x 54.4 cm (whole object)

  • Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by the Jaipur School of Art. The school has been established in 1866 by Ram Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur.

    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Balconies
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Domestic architecture
          • Terraced houses