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A steep hillside dotted with houses, trees, rice terraces, etc., with a bungalow at the summit with tents pitched beside it

A steep hillside dotted with houses, trees, rice terraces, etc., with a bungalow at the summit with tents pitched beside it

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1845

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5253

Item number: 5253

Length: 28.5

Width: 44.3

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Nepalese landscape, part of the Lawrence collection created by an anonymous artist working in the Nepalese school, c. 1843-1846. The image is inscribed in pencil on the front: 'Kauhui. Summer house of Resident. 6 miles from Khatmandu.' and below, in nagari: 'kahuliya.'

At the end of the Anglo-Nepal War (1814-1816), by means of the Treaty of Segauli imposed on the Gurkhas who ruled the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal had to accept its present eastern and western boundaries and admit an official British Resident in Kathmandu. Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence (1806-1857) held the post of Resident of Nepal from 1843 to 1846. This landscape drawing shows a steep hillside dotted with houses, trees and rice terraces, with a bungalow at the summit and tents pitched beside it.

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