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View from Lady Horton's Walk, Kandy (Ceylon). 15 April 1870

View from Lady Horton's Walk, Kandy (Ceylon). 15 April 1870

Artist: Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: WD1086

Item number: 1086

Length: 25.4

Width: 35.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of Lady Horton's Walk near Kandy in Sri Lanka by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), dated 15th April 1870. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'N.' 'Chevalier. View' 'from Lady Horton's Walk, Kandy, Ceylon. 15.4.70.'

Near Kandy in the hill country of Sri Lanka is the Udawattekele Royal Sanctuary, formerly a royal forest and now a wild-life sanctuary for trees, birds and animals. This drawing shows Lady Horton's Walk (formerly called Lady Horton's Drive), one of the first roads built through the sanctuary, and named after the wife of Sir Wilmot Horton, a relative of Lord Byron, who was Governor of Ceylon from 1831-1837. It is now a nature trail that can be followed through the sanctuary to witness the local flora and fauna.

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