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Rohtasgarh (Bihar). February 1790

Rohtasgarh (Bihar). February 1790

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: WD199

Item number: 199

Length: 293

Width: 404

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.

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