Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Lucknow

Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Lucknow (must see)

The Picture Gallery, housing full-length portraits of nawabs of Awadh, is a small part of the brick colored building raised by Mohammed Ali Shah around 1838. The building used to be named “Baradari“, which literally means “having 12 doorways”. What’s unique about the Hussainabad building is that iron pillars support the second-floor pavilion. In addition to portraits of the royal family members, performed by such artists as Harrison, Dawling and Gravet, as well as Indian artist D.S.Singh, the gallery exhibits photographs of various officials of the Colonial period.

Why You Should Visit:
Can be compared to any good art gallery. Some of the paintings stand out for their 3D effect, which may give butterflies to anyone who sees them for the first time.

Tip:
You will need a guide to explain the history behind the paintings and the intricacies of each.
Photography is not allowed.

Opening Hours:
Sat-Thu: 10am-4pm; closed on Fridays

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Hussainabad Picture Gallery on Map

Sight Name: Hussainabad Picture Gallery
Sight Location: Lucknow, India (See walking tours in Lucknow)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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