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'Hindoo temple at Rajnagur 25 miles S.W. of Dacca. April 30, 33'.

'Hindoo temple at Rajnagur 25 miles S.W. of Dacca. April 30, 33'.

Artist: Phillips, Joseph Scott (1812-1884)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1833

Shelfmark: WD 4163

Item number: 18

Length: 28

Width: 27.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a Hindu temple at Rajnagar by Joseph Scott Phillips (1812-1884), dated 30th April 1833. This is from an album of drawings (46 folios) made in 1833 while Phillips was a supernumerary Second-Lieutenant at Dum Dum. They are mostly views, some covering a trip through the Sunderbans to Dacca, in pencil or water-colour, with a few removed, leaving inscriptions. Most of the temples he drew on the trip are no longer extant. Inscribed on the reverse of this drawing is: 'This building has not what may be called a room contained within its bulk, it is nothing but a number of dark damp passages and cells filled with bats, old vile images and occasional filthy fakirs'.

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