William Dalrymple

The forgotten masterpieces of Indian art

Britain's embarrassment with the Empire meant that some of the greatest paintings ever created – finally on show at the Wallace Collection – have been languishing in storage

As late as the end of the 18th century, only a handful of Europeans had ever seen the legendary Mughal capital of Delhi, which, within living memory, had been the largest, richest and most spectacularly beautiful city on earth, twice the size of London and Paris combined. But after a century of anarchy, Delhi was not what it once was.

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