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Head-man's house, Minary (Ceylon). 11 February 1868

Head-man's house, Minary (Ceylon). 11 February 1868

Artist: Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: WD260

Item number: 260

Length: 12

Width: 24.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of the Head-man's house at Minary in Sri Lanka, by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), dated 11th February 1868. The image is inscribed on the mount in pencil: 'Headman's house at Minery in the jungle. Tues. 11 Feb. 1868'; also with notes in pencil.

Sri Lanka was a Portuguese colony from the late 16th Century until it was overruled by the Dutch; a colony which lasted until the arrival of the British in the late 18th century. The hill country capital of Kandy was the last kingdom to succumb to foreign rule, to the British in 1815.

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