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Tanna Bunder. Shahpoor in the distance. Jany. 6th 1851

Tanna Bunder. Shahpoor in the distance. Jany. 6th 1851

Artist: Carpenter, William (1818-1899)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: WD3877

Item number: 3877

Length: 17.5

Width: 24

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour by William Carpenter (1818-1899) of Thane in Maharashtra, dated 6th January 1851. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Tanna Bunder. Shahpoor in the distance. Jany. 6th 1851'. Thana near Bombay was the capital of a kingdom in the thirteenth century. Later it was captured by Mubarak Khalji and in 1533 it was ceded to Portugal. In 1739 it fell to the Marathas and was taken from them by the British in 1744. Thana was the terminus of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, the first railway line to be built in India. The first section, which ran from Bombay to Thana, was opened in 1853.

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