in collaboration with

Ministry of Culture
Government of India

Survey of India

Barrack Number 4, Lahori Gate Entrance, Red Fort, Delhi 110002

Timing: Tuesday — Sunday,

9.00 am — 5.30 pm

Accessibility: The museum features a tactile display for persons with visual impairment. The premises is not suitable for wheelchairs and does not have lift access.

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Thomas and William Daniell were an uncle and nephew pair, who travelled extensively in India between 1786 and 1793, capturing the new colony’s architecture and landscape. The complete collection of 144 aquatint prints is on view for the first time at Drishyakala on the second floor. Solve the four clues in this trail to find four artworks from the collection and explore four key destinations on the Daniells’ grand tour of India. Once you solve the clues we’d love it if you brag about it on social media—and tag us!

exhibition highlights

conversations with curators

An introduction to the four historic exhibitions at Drishyakala by the curators and art historians who envisioned them

museum snapshots

Raja Ravi Varma

Untitled (Yashoda and Krishna)

Abanindranath Tagore

The Passing of Shah Jahan

Thomas and William Daniell

Dusasumade Gaut, at Benares, on the Ganges


J. P. Gangooly

Untitled (Portrait of the Artist’s Wife – Sunila Devi)

Nandalal Bose

Untitled (Bapu-ji)

Jamini Roy

Untitled (Cat with Crayfish)

Ramkinkar Baij

Swadhinata Chai

M. V. Dhurandhar

Portrait of Mrs. Dhurandhar

Rabindranath Tagore


Thomas and William Daniell

Interior View of the Palace, Madura

The Ruling Princes of India


Nawab Mohammad Ali Khan Bahadur (1881-1947) of Malerkotla, Punjab


Landscapes and portraits of princes

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March 30, 2019

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