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Lantern Avenue Restaurant, Lucknow, India, Plan and Elevations

A work made of ink on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of ink on tracing paper.

Date:

1936

Artist:

Walter Burley Griffin
American, 1876-1937

About this artwork

After spending the early years of his career in Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio, Walter Burley Griffin and his wife and partner, architect Marion Mahony Griffin, left the United States in 1913 to oversee the execution of their master plan for Canberra, the new capital city of Australia, eventually establishing practices in Melbourne and Sydney. In 1935, Walter left his adopted country for the city of Lucknow, in northern India, where he had been commissioned to design a new university library. Although the library project stalled, the following year he was invited to prepare a master plan for a major trade fair in Lucknow, including the exposition park space, pavilions, and two large towers. During the two years before his untimely death in 1937, Griffin created a large body of new motif and pattern for designs in India, including this drawing for the facade of a restaurant in the Lucknow exposition, which features a modern take on the classical Mughal arch.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Walter Burley Griffin (Architect)

Title

Lantern Avenue Restaurant, Lucknow, India, Plan and Elevations

Origin

Lucknow

Date

1936

Medium

Ink on tracing paper

Dimensions

62.1 x 88.6 cm (24 7/16 x 34 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marion Mahony Griffin through Eric Nicholls

Reference Number

1990.386.5

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