f.31' Sulphur Valley. View from Top of Water Fall looking East. Indus in distance. Village of Lukkee on the right. Tank left with Tombs and Mosques.'
Artist: Boyd, George (1800-1850)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of Sulphur Valley in the Lakhi Hills by George Boyd (1800-1850), dated circa 1840. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios), chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan, made between 1821 and 1844. Boyd served in the Bombay Infantry from 1820 to 1850 and was mainly employed in survey work. From 1822 to 1831 he was in the Deccan and Satara; in 1835 he was on survey in Kathiawar; and in 1839 he was making road surveys in Sind. He was mentioned in dispatches during the war in Afghanistan in 1840 and in 1842 he worked on a survey between Quetta and Kalat.
The Lakhi Hills, situated in Sind (Pakistan), are 50 miles in length and were formed by volcanic action as shown by the frequency of the hot springs and sulphurous exhalations that occur here. The Lakhi Pass is commanded by the town of Sehwan, a key strategic location for all invaders in the region.