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'Mirzapore 1835'

'Mirzapore 1835'

Artist: Woodcock, Harriot Mary (b. 1807)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1833

Shelfmark: WD3661

Item number: 3661

Length: 15.1

Width: 24,8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen and ink and sepia wash drawing of Mirzapur by Harriot Mary Woodcock (b. 1807) in 1833. The drawing is inscribed: 'Mirzapore 1833' and on the reverse: 'Part of town. Mirzapore Jany. 1833'.

Mirzapur is an ancient city on the Ganga River surrounded by hills and situated about halfway between Varanasi and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh state, north central India. The town was formerly an important trading centre between central and western India and contains the famous shrine of the goddess Vindhyeshwari which is visited by many pilgrims. Along the river front are picturesque stone ghats, mosques, Hindu temples and houses.

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