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The northern ancient bridge across the river Sind at Narwar, with sepoys on it.

The northern ancient bridge across the river Sind at Narwar, with sepoys on it.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5349

Item number: 5349

Length: 296

Width: 516

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the northern bridge across the River Sind at Narwar in Madhya Pradesh, by an anonymous artist working in the Calcutta style, part of the Hastings Albums, c. 1818. Inscribed below: '1st Bridge of Nerwar. No. 9.'

The bridge depicted in this drawing is part of the historic town of Narwar, situated on a bend in the Sind River. The fort nearby is located atop a hill and has been historically important since the 14th century, changing hands between different ruling houses, from the Tomars to the Mughals and eventually the Marathas. 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.

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