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The Pir Masjid near the Dolphin's Nose at Vizagapatam. 24 June 1815

The Pir Masjid near the Dolphin's Nose at Vizagapatam. 24 June 1815

Artist: Ignatio, C. (fl. 1816-1819)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: WD650

Item number: 650

Length: 21.5

Width: 37.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour by C. Ignatio (fl. 1816-1819) after the original drawing by John Newman (fl.c.1795-1818) of the Pir Masjid or Saint's Mosque near the Dolphin's Nose at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, dated 24th June 1815. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'Sketch of the Peer Musjed & Hill near the Dolphin's nose at Vizagapatam. June 24th, 1815. Original by J. Newman, 1815.' Situated between the Eastern Ghats in southern India and the sea, Visakhapatnam was originally a fishing village and forms a natural harbour. The British East India Company set up a Factory here in the mid-senventeenth century. The town is now a major port and industrial centre, known for its oil refineries and ship-building industry.

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