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The fort of Salaya, the Pahuj river running between high banks of red earth in the foreground, and the encampment of the Marquess of Hastings in the distance.

The fort of Salaya, the Pahuj river running between high banks of red earth in the foreground, and the encampment of the Marquess of Hastings in the distance.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5344

Item number: 5344

Length: 325

Width: 505

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Watercolour drawing of the fort at Salaya in the Jalaun District, created by an anonymous artist in c. 1818. Inscribed below the drawing is: 'A view of the Fort and village of Saleia on the Pohooj River. No. 4.'

This work 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. The Pahuj river is shown in this view, running between the high banks of red earth in the foreground, with the encampment of the Marquess of Hastings in the distance. The Jalaun district is almost entirely surrounded by the Jumna and its tributaries, the Betwa and Pahuj. The Pahuj river runs from south to north between Jalaun and the state of Gwalior.

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