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Burgud Tree, district of Saharunpore

Burgud Tree, district of Saharunpore

Draughtsman: Smith, Robert (1787-1873)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: WD309

Item number: f.17

Length: 27

Width: 44.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Pencil drawing of trees in the Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh, in northern India by Robert Smith (1787-1873), dating to 1813. This is one of 29 drawings (29 folios) of landscapes and architecture in the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh of 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. He 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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