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Plan of Lieut.-Colonel W.R. Gilbert's bungalow at Hazaribagh (Bihar).

Plan of Lieut.-Colonel W.R. Gilbert's bungalow at Hazaribagh (Bihar).

Draughtsman: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1825

Shelfmark: Add.Or.2515

Item number: 2515

Length: 34.3

Width: 50.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour drawing of the plan of Lieut.Colonel W.R. Gilbert's bungalow at Hazaribagh in Bihar, by an anonymous artist working in the Calcutta style, part of the Gibert Collection, c. 1825. This drawing is inscribed with a key to understand the scale of the various rooms.

Hazaribagh is a small picturesque town north of Ranchi in Bihar. Before the arrival of the British it was nothing more than a cluster of hamlets. The British made the town the centre for their civil administration for the state and as a result there is a good deal of colonial architecture, including a cantonment, a post office and numerous bungalows used to house the British stationed in the area. Lieut. Colonel W.R. Gilbert served as the Commandant of the Ramgarh Battalion, Hazaribagh.

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