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'Part of the Fort of Bukur from the left bank of the Indus. 12 Dec. 1840'

'Part of the Fort of Bukur from the left bank of the Indus.  12 Dec. 1840'

Artist: Studdert, Thomas (1812-1855)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1840

Shelfmark: WD4202

Item number: 4202

Length: 19.8

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of the fort at Bukkur (Sindh) by Thomas Studdert (1812-1855), 1840.

The fortress is situated on Bukkur Island, a 300 metre wide limestone island in the middle of the Indus River in Sindh province, south-eastern Pakistan. The town of Rohri lies on the west side of the river and the town of Sukker is on the opposite bank. Bukkur contains an ancient mud fortress and many historic tombs and mosques. The island fortress was strategically important as the Indus was regarded as an important commercial highway; the fortress was seized by the British in the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42).

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