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The inscription on the east end of William Fraser’s tomb (left), Camels being unloaded (top right), An Indian Stable (bottom right)

The inscription on the east end of William Fraser’s tomb (left), Camels being unloaded (top right), An Indian Stable (bottom right)

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 26v-27

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[The inscription on the east end of William Fraser’s tomb:]
Deep beneath this marble stone
A spirit kindred to our own
Sleeps in Death’s profound repose
Freed from human cares and woes.
Like us his heart, like ours his fame,
He bore on earth a gallant name.
Friendship gives to us the trust
To guard the hero’s honor’d dust.
[See Add.Or.5475, ff.31v-32 for further text]
[Camels being unloaded.]
Camel unloading after a days Journey.
[A stable.]
An Indian Stable.

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