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Rohri and the island fortress of Bakhar (Sind). Tents on left near river, baggage camels, bullocks and goats in foreground

Rohri and the island fortress of Bakhar (Sind).  Tents on left near river, baggage camels, bullocks and goats in foreground

Artist: Atkinson, James (1780-1852)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1839

Shelfmark: WD2392

Item number: 2392

Length: 249

Width: 365

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Painting

Watercolour painting of Rohri and the island fortress of Bukkur by James Atkinson (1780-1852) c.1839-40. Plate 2 from his 'Sketches in Afghaunistan'. Inscribed on the mount is: 'The Town of Roree, and the Fortress of Bukker on the Indus.'

Bukkur Island is a large outcrop of limestone situated in the middle of the Indus River in south-eastern Pakistan. The town of Rohri lies on the east side of the river. During the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) the British took the island fortress of Bukkur. This view shows a a group of travellers with camels in the foreground.

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