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'A Remarkable Water Spout. Seen by me. Sept 1. Dum Dum, 1833'.

'A Remarkable Water Spout. Seen by me. Sept 1. Dum Dum, 1833'.

Artist: Phillips, Joseph Scott (1812-1884)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1833

Shelfmark: WD 4163

Item number: 30

Length: 27.1

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a water spout (violent rainstorm) by Joseph Scott Phillips (1812-1884), dated 1st September 1833. Below is a village scene. 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. Inscribed on the reverse of this drawing is: 'These huts are built with layers of clay. The lamp pendent from a bamboo is called Kartik Dyas and is suspended in the month Kartik (Part of October and Nov.) in honour of the goddess Kalee who is a most frightful black and sanguinary monster'.

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