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N.E. view of the Jami Masjid, Cuttack (Orissa)

N.E. view of the Jami Masjid, Cuttack (Orissa)

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: WD683

Item number: 683

Length: 21.2

Width: 35

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour by C. Ignatio (fl. 1816-1819) after an original drawing by John Newman (fl.c.1795-1818) of the N.E. view of the Jami Masjid at Cuttack, c. 1815. Inscribed on front in ink: 'N.E. View of the Jumma Musjed in the Town of Cuttack, May 20th, 1815. Original by J. Newman 1815. Copied by C. Ingatio, 1819.'
Cuttack is situated on the banks of the Mahanadi and Kathajuri rivers. It was once the capital of the state of Orissa and contains the ruined Barabati Fort, which dates to the 14th century and is of Hindu origin. The Kadam Rasul is the other important monument in the town, a Muslim shrine that contains the Prophet's footprint. Cuttack was an important site for both the Mughal and Maratha administrations before it was annexed by the British. This drawing is in the style of the British school of art.

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