Camp at Hela (Punjab) during second Sikh War. 20 December 1848
Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Pen and ink drawing of the Camp at Hela in the Punjab during the second Anglo-Sikh War, by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889), dated 20th December 1848. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'Camp at Hela. December 20th 1848.'
Sir Henry Yule served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862. From 1845 to 1849 he worked in the North West Provinces restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system. Work on this project was interrupted by the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845-6 and 1848-9) in which he participated. Sir Henry Yule is remembered for his work on the 'Hobson-Jobson' (London, 1886), a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases, as well as other works on the history and geography of Asia.