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A ruined bridge near Benares (U.P.). 13 December 1789

A ruined bridge near Benares (U.P.). 13 December 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840), and Daniell, William (1769-1837

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: WD166

Item number: 166

Length: 259

Width: 400

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a ruined bridge near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 13 December 1789. Inscribed on the back in pencil is: 'Near Benares'; in ink: '9'.

This view shows the Puran Pul, the ruined Mughal bridge over the river Barna on the road from Varanasi north past Sarnath. The bridge was further dismantled by Jonathan Duncan and its material used to build a new bridge farther down river.

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