Third design for a mausoleum in memory, of Marquis Cornwallis at Ghazipur (U.P.), 6 December 1819 Ghazipur (U.P.). 6 December 1819
Artist: Stephen, W.G. (fl. 1819)
Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink
Watercolour with pen and ink of the third design for the mausoleum in memory of Marquis Cornwallis at Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh by W.G. Stephen c.1819. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Mausoleum. To the Memory of Marquis Cornwallis. No. 3. Design proposed by Lieut. Stephen as an 'improvement of No.2'. 'Estimate for its completion from 40,000 to 43,000 Rs. Sign'd W.G. Stephen. Lieut Engrs. Ghazipoor. Decr 6th, 1819'.
Ghazipur, located east of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges river, is the site where Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805) died on 5 October 1805. Cornwallis was the Governor-General and Commander in Chief in India from 1786 to 1793. He is credited with laying the administrative foundation of British rule in India and was given the title of Marquis in 1792 for his pivotal role in the Third Mysore War. In the early 19th century, Cornwallis was honoured through portraits, statues and monuments across India.