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View of snows, Almora (U.P.); tent in foreground. 4 November 1844

View of snows, Almora (U.P.); tent in foreground. 4 November 1844

Artist: Blagrave, Jane (fl. 1809-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1844

Shelfmark: WD1711

Item number: 1711

Length: 20.1

Width: 26.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a camp scene with mountains in the background at Almora, Uttar Pradesh by Jane Blagrave (fl. 1809-1840), 4 November 1844. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Almorah. K.M.; on the back in ink: For dearest Mother from Kate & Gilbert. 4th November 1844. Bareilly.'

The town of Almora is characterised by the local slate stone used to construct houses and roads. It is also known for its temples, in particular the temple of Goddess Nanda Devi. In the 19th century many hill stations developed in this area as cool retreats for European residents of the sub-continent wishing to escape the intense heat of the Indian plains during the hottest summer months.

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