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Combhir (Kumher), a mud fort near Bharatpur

Combhir (Kumher), a mud fort near Bharatpur

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1823

Shelfmark: Add.Or.3251

Item number: 3251

Length: 35.1

Width: 55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Kumher, a fortified town near Bharatpur in Rajasthan, part of the Hyde collection, created by an anonymous artist working in the Delhi style, c. 1823. Inscribed on the front in Persian characters and in English in pencil: 'Combheer;' on the back in ink: 'Coombheer a Mud Fort a few miles from Bhurtpore which surrendered immediately after the capture of the latter place by Lord Combermere's Army on 18th January 1826: the Name of it somewhat resembling that of the Commander in Chief was a curious incident causing many remarks at the period in question'.

Villagers can be seen by a well and a plantation of mango trees in the foreground, while inside the mud walls is a palace with cupolas.

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