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A village house by the Ganges (Himalayas). 1849

A village house by the Ganges (Himalayas). 1849

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: WD50

Item number: 50

Length: 17.5

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) of a village house by the Ganges in the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, dated 1849. The image is inscribed on the back in pencil: 'Himalya Farmhouse on Ganges'. This drawing was originally part of a journal kept by Yule during his holiday in the Himalayas. Sir Henry served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862. From 1845 to 1849, he worked in the North West Provinces with a group of brilliant young engineers, restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system. Work on this project was interrupted by the First and Second Sikh Wars (1845-6 and 1848-9) in which Sir Henry participated. 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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