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Pagoda near Rewarry

Pagoda near Rewarry

Draughtsman: Smith, Robert (1787-1873)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: WD309

Item number: f.1

Length: 27

Width: 43.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Pencil drawing of a temple near Rewari in Haryana, northern India by Robert Smith (1787-1873) dating to 1812. This is one of a series of 29 drawings (29 folios) of landscapes and architecture in the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh in 1812 and 1813. Inscribed on the original cover is: 'No. 4. Rewarry & Seik Country: Siharunpoor & Hurdwar. Lines of March etc.'; on the inside of the cover is: 'Drawn by Col Smith. R.E. Owner of the extensive round house at Paignton, Devon. Book of Sketches sold by auction at the above house - 4 of the books purchased by me. J. Pethwick. The Colonel was splendid as a draftsman, but the worst possible as a painter.' The drawings are inscribed with titles in pencil.

Captain Robert Smith (1787-1873) was a military engineer with the East India Company and was in India from 1805 to 1833. He designed a number of buildings in India and also repaired various Indian monuments including the Kutb Minar and the Jami Masjid at Delhi.

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