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Church, Kasauli (Punjab). 25 November 1868

Church, Kasauli (Punjab). 25 November 1868

Artist: Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: WD277

Item number: 277

Length: 25

Width: 17.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour by Leighton, Stanley (1837-1901) of the church at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, dated 25th November 1868. The image is inscribed on the mount and on the picture in pencil: 'Church at Kassowlie between Simla and the plains, looking towards the hills. Wed. 25 Nov. 1868.' About 6,335 feet above sea level, Kasauli was the first hill-station on the ascent to Shimla (Simla) in the Himalayan foothills. In 1842 a European military cantonment was founded here and it also became a sanitorium for convalescing soldiers. The church, whose foundation stone was laid in 1844, is a prominent landmark in Kasauli. The structure is notable for its Gothic arches, buttresses and spires. The church is also said to have some impressive stained glass windows.

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