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The Camp of Marquis Wellesley at Cawnpore (U.P.). In the foreground British soldiers and sepoys, and a cavalcade of an elephant and two camels. 21 January 1802

The Camp of Marquis Wellesley at Cawnpore (U.P.). In the foreground British soldiers and sepoys, and a cavalcade of an elephant and two camels. 21 January 1802

Artist: Ward, Maria (fl. 1802)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: WD1292

Item number: 1292

Length: 31

Width: 53.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Water-colour drawing of the camp of Marquis Wellesley at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) by Maria Ward (fl. 1802) 21 January 1802. In the foreground are British soldiers and sepoys, and a cavalcade of an elephant and two camels.

Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Maria Ward. Jany 21st, 1802'; and on the back in ink: 'The tents of His Excellency the most noble Richard Marquis Wellesley K.B. Governor and Captain General of British India, as pitched at Cawnpore in the province of Oude, and presented by His Excellency to His Highness Sadut Ally, Nabob of Oude. Jany 21st, 1802, being the Anniversary of His Highness's accession to the Musnud of Oude.'

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