Chattri in Victoria Park, Lucknow, India


Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob



Former Victoria Park, Lucknow

Jacob was reputed to be "the best professional architect in India" (Lord Curzon, qtd. in Kanwar 308). The chattri, which is the centrepiece of a larger raised platform with small chattris at each corner, once housed Hamo Thornycroft's seated statue of Queen Victoria, for which he was commissioned in 1903 (see Steggles 207). This has since been removed to the Lucknow State Museum. The base is now a memorial to the Begum of Awadh, and the park has been renamed Hazrat Mahal Begum Park.

  • Statue of Queen Victoria by Thornycroft
  • Photograph by Ramachandran Venkatesh. Caption material and commentary by Venkatesh and Jacqueline Banerjee.

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