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The Fort, Akola (Berar)

The Fort, Akola (Berar)

Artist: Taylor, Philip Meadows (1808-1876)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: WD121

Item number: 121

Length: 45

Width: 58

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink drawing by Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) of the Fort at Akola in Berar in Maharashtra, dated 1836. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'Akola. 1836. No. 68.' ; 17.5 by 22.5 ins. The fort at Akola was the site of a battle between the Marathas and the Nizam's forces. This sketch was made while Taylor was stationed at Ellichpur from 1835 to 1838. Taylor spent a large part of his career in India in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad, in the role of soldier, adminstrator, Superintendant of Bazaars and Assistant Superintendant of Police for the southwestern districts of Hyderabad.

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