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Ruins of a bridge [Gaur].

Ruins of a bridge [Gaur].

Artist: Creighton, Henry (c.1767 - 1807)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: W3481(13)

Item number: 348113

Length: 10.4

Width: 15.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Coloured aquatint from a painting by Henry Creighton, engraved by Thomas Metland, and dating to 1817. Creighton wrote, 'many bridges, like the one here represented, formerly existed, most of which have been destroyed for the sake of the bricks.' The depicted bridge is brick-built and supported on heavy arcaded piers. The city of Gaur was the capital of the Bengal sultanate following its move from the nearby city of Pandua in the mid-fifteenth century.

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