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
[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.
An Indian Stable.