f.57' North Face of Akehwat, a fortified Village belonging to the Kowlapoor Raja near the right bank of the Kistna.
Artist: Boyd, George (1800-1850)
Medium: Pencil and ink on paper
Pencil, pen and ink sketch of a fortified village in Kolhapur by George Boyd (1800-1850), dated 24th November 1823. 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 drawing is inscribed 'North Face of Akehwat, a fortified Village belonging to the Kowlapoor Raja near the right bank of the Kistna. 150 miles Sd of Poona & 4 miles Sd Korundwar, the residence of the Putwurdun, Kesoo Row. A.G. 24th Novr, 1823.'