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Ruins of Gironda Serai, near Delhi. February 1873

Ruins of Gironda Serai, near Delhi. February 1873

Artist: Harcourt, Alfred Frederick Pollock (1836-1910)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: WD2577

Item number: 2577

Length: 26

Width: 36

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour by Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt (1836-1910) of the ruins of Gironda Serai near Delhi in Haryana, dated February 1873. The image is inscribed on the front in water-colour: 'A. Harcourt'; and on the back in ink; 'Ruins of the Gironda Serai on the high road from Umballa to Delhi. No. 5. Alfred Harcourt'. This caravanserai was formerly a resting place for travellers and merchants on their way to and from the city. Harcourt served with the Bengal Infantry in India from 1855 to 1889. He found the Punjab Hills a particularly inspiring landscape for painting and drawing. In 1871 his book 'The Himalayan districts of Kooloo, Lahoul, and Spitti' was published, illustrated with lithographs from his drawings.

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