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The head of the Bari-Doab Canal, Madhopur, Gurdaspur district (Punjab). c.1861-69

The head of the Bari-Doab Canal, Madhopur, Gurdaspur district (Punjab). c.1861-69

Artist: Baden-Powell, Baden Henry (1841-1901)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: WD2374

Item number: 2374

Length: 31

Width: 46.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Watercolour painting of the Bari-Doab Canal at Madhopur by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1841-1901), c.1861-69. Inscribed on the mount in pencil is: 'The Canal head from the River Ravi, Punjab; The head of the Bari-Doab Canal at Madhopur. Below the Hills. B.H. Baden-Powell. C.I.E.'; on the back in pencil: 'Madhupur and the head of the Canal.'

The Bari Doab Canal is a perennial irrigation canal branching off from the Ravi river and supplying the districts of Guradspur, Amritsar and Lahore in the Bari Doab or the area between the Beas and Ravi. The weir and regulating head-works at the village of Madhopur in Gurdaspur District were completed in 1875.

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