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'Mausoleum erecting at Ghazepore, to the memory of the Marquis Cornwallis'. Aquatint, drawn and engraved by James Moffat, published Calcutta undated.

'Mausoleum erecting at Ghazepore, to the memory of the Marquis Cornwallis'.  Aquatint, drawn and engraved by James Moffat, published Calcutta undated.

Artist and engraver: Moffat, James (1775-1815)

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: P3110

Item number: 3110

Length: 33

Width: 49

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Aquatint of the Mausoleum of Marquis Cornwallis at Ghazipore drawn and engraved by James Moffat (1775-1815) c.1806. Ghazipur, located east of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges river, is the site where Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805) died on 5 October 1805. Cornwallis was the Governor-General and Commander in Chief in India from 1786 to 1793. He is credited with laying the administrative foundation of British rule in India and was given the title of Marquis in 1792 for his pivotal role in the Third Mysore War. The mausoleum, erected in 1806, is a classical domed tempietto in the Doric order. In the early 19th century, Cornwallis was honoured through portraits, statues and monuments across India.

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