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A view possibly of the fort at Bhitarwar (Gwalior State). The strong fortress on a hill in the distance, a smaller fort similarly situated much nearer, with a river joining them, and distant hills.

A view possibly of the fort at Bhitarwar (Gwalior State).  The strong fortress on a hill in the distance, a smaller fort similarly situated much nearer, with a river joining them, and distant hills.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5346

Item number: 5346

Length: 295

Width: 507

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a view possibly of the fort at Bhitarwar, Gwalior district, Madhya Pradesh, by an anonymous artist working in the Calcutta style, c. 1818. Inscribed below: 'A view of the Fort of Birttrwas. No. 6.'

This drawing forms part of the Marquess of Hastings collection. He was the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief from 1813-23. On his many expeditions throughout India he was often accompanied by an artist. Depicted here is a fortress on a hill in the distance with a smaller fort, in a similar architectural style, situated much nearer. A river joins the two forts and hills can be seen in the distance.

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