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Kala Viaduct on the Peshawar Road (N.W.F.P.). 1860

Kala Viaduct on the Peshawar Road (N.W.F.P.). 1860

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: WD306

Item number: 306

Length: 17.4

Width: 25.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of the Kala Viaduct in the North-West Frontier Province by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) in 1860. Inscribed on the front in ink and pencil is: 'Kala Viaduct. Punjab. 1860'.

Sir Henry Yule joined the Bengal Engineers in 1840 and was involved in many engineering projects during his career. In 1843 he was in the Punjab working on the west Jumna canals while from 1845 he worked with a group of young engineers in restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system in the North-West Frontier Provinces. In 1855 Yule became Under-Secretary in the Public Works Department of the Government of India and was largely concerned with irrigation works and the development of roads and railways until his retirement in 1862.

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