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A villager of Kelsu in the Himalyas. On back, sketch of a milk stoup and waterlathe, and part of a journal. 1849

A villager of Kelsu in the Himalyas. On back, sketch of a milk stoup and waterlathe, and part of a journal. 1849

Artist: Yule, Sir Henry (1820-1889)

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: WD1042

Item number: 1042

Length: 11

Width: 13.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink drawing by Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889) of an villager from the Himalayas, in Uttar Pradesh, dated 1849. On the back of the sheet is a sketch of a milk stoup, a waterlathe and part of a journal kept by Yule during his holiday in the Himalayas. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'Villager of Kelsoo'. Sir Henry served with the Bengal Engineers in India from 1840 to 1862. From 1845 to 1849 he worked 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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