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Scene at Bhimnoda near Hardwar (U.P.). February 1847

Scene at Bhimnoda near Hardwar (U.P.). February 1847

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: WD1041

Item number: 1041

Length: 18

Width: 26

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of a scene at Bhimgoda near Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh, dated February 1847. The image is inscribed on the front in watercolour; 'Bhimnoda near Hurdwar. Feby, 1847'. Bhimgoda Tank is one of the many sacred lakes in the region. Sir Henry served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862. At the time this drawing was taken he was working in the North West Provinces, with a group of brilliant young engineers, restoring and developing the old Mughal irrigation system. Work on this project was interrupted by the First and Second Sikh Wars (1845-6 and 1848-9) in which Sir Henry participated. He is perhaps best known for his work on the 'Hobson-Jobson' (London, 1886), a glossary of Anglo-Indian colloquial words and phrases.

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