Lithographer: Day & Son
Medium: Lithograph, coloured
Coloured lithograph of Gujrat in the Punjab, Pakistan by Day & Son. After a drawing by Lieutenant William Lancey Davies Smith (c.1829-1849), dated 1849. The print is captioned with a dedication to Viscount Gough who commanded British troops in the final battle of the Second Sikh War.
The city of Gujrat in north-east Pakistan is situated near the Jhelum and Chenab rivers on a major road between Peshawar and Lahore. Archaeological evidence dates the site to the 5th century BC, while more recently it was the location of a battle in 1849, during the Second Sikh War, between the British and the combined Sikh and Afghan forces. The result of which lead to the British annexation of the area.