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Mahmudpur, a fort near Tughlakabad [Tughluqabad] (Punjab). 1860

Mahmudpur, a fort near Tughlakabad [Tughluqabad] (Punjab). 1860

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: WD72

Item number: 72

Length: 22

Width: 28.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of Mahmudpur, a fort near Tughlakabad (Delhi) by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) in 1860. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Mahmudpur near Toghlakabad, Delhi'. Yule joined the Bengal Engineers in 1840 and was involved in many engineering projects during his career. In 1843 he was in the Punjab working on the west Jumna canals while from 1845 he worked with a group of young engineers in restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system in the North-West Frontier Provinces. Work was interrupted by the First (1845-46) and Second (1848-49) Sikh Wars in which he took part. In 1855 Yule became Under-Secretary in the Public Works Department of the Government of India and was largely concerned with irrigation works and the development of roads and railways until his retirement in 1862.

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