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Lithographer: Day & Son

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: P1629

Item number: 1629

Length: 44

Width: 62.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

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.

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