Snowy Range, Muraudabad
Artist: Smith, Robert (1787-1873)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of men with ox-drawn carts moving across the plains with mountains in the background near Moradabad by Robert Smith (1787-1873) in January 1813. This is one of 18 drawings (20 folios) of landscapes and architecture in Uttar Pradesh taken in 1813. Inscribed on the original album cover is:' No. 5. Ganges, Soane R. Cawnpore Jaunpoor.' Captain Robert Smith 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. In 1813 to 1814 he was surveying on the Mirzapur South frontier.
Moradabad district is situated in Uttar Pradesh in north-central India. It lies to the east of the Ganga River and west of the district of Rampur. The city of Moradabad was founded in 1625 by Rustam Khan, a famous Mughal general and named after Prince Murad Bakhsh, son of Emperor Shah Jahan.