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Sketches of the line of march with bullock carts, elephants, horsemen, etc.

Sketches of the line of march with bullock carts, elephants, horsemen, etc.

Artist: Smith, Robert (1787-1873)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: WD 312

Item number: f.24v

Length: 29

Width: 89

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil sketches of elephants, camels, horses and carriages etc by Robert Smith (1787-1873) c.1814. The sketch includes hackeries, bullock drawn carriages used for conveying people and coolies, hired burden-carriers. This is one of 27 drawings (29 folios) of views made during a march from Benares (Varanasi) to Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, probably en route for Almora in 1814. Inscribed on the original cover is: 'No. XIII. Ganges & Luknow'. 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.

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