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Village in a clearing, Sundarbans. Worked up from an earlier sketch of January 1839

Village in a clearing, Sundarbans. Worked up from an earlier sketch of January 1839

Artist: Layard, Frederic Peter (1818-1891)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: WD4360

Item number: 4360

Length: 23.5

Width: 32.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen and ink drawing by Frederic Peter Layard (1818-1891), after an original sketch of 1839, of a village in a clearing in the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, dated 1843. The image is inscribed: 'No.3. Hindu Village in the Sunderbuns. F.P. Layard. Ferozepore 1843. Sketched 19th Jany. 1839'. The Sunderbans are a large area of fresh and saltwater mangrove swamps in Bangladesh and neighbouring Bengal which cover sixty to eighty miles and consist of flat marshy islands covered with dense forests, inhabited by crocodiles and forming the final retreat of the Bengal Tiger.

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