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Yule's bungalow in the Khasi Hills (Assam). Between 1841 and 1842

Yule's bungalow in the Khasi Hills (Assam). Between 1841 and 1842

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: WD22

Item number: 22

Length: 23.5

Width: 32.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and water-colour drawing by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) of his bungalow in the Khasi Hills in Assam, dated between 1841 and 1842. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'My house in the Kasea Hills, 1841-42.' Sir Henry served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862 and was first posted to the Khasi Hills in Assam. This is a range of hills which form part of the Shillong Plateau and are home to the Khasi Tribe, the history and customs of which Sir Henry became increasingly interested. He is perhaps best known for his work on the 'Hobson-Jobson' (London, 1886), a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases.

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