Rohtasgarh (Bihar). February 1790
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing by Thomas and William Daniell of Rohtasgarh in Bihar, dated February 1790. Inscribed on front in pencil: '58'; on back in ink: '65'; in pencil: 'Rotas Ghur. No. 66.'
In the diary that the young William kept, we read, (February 1790) "Rotas Ghur is the most considerable hill fort in this part of India; it is naturally of great strength, and the weaker parts have been assisted by very strong works." Rohtasgarh was surrendered to the British in 1764.