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The East End of the Fort of Mongheer(019XZZ000000307U00030000)

The East End of the Fort of Mongheer(019XZZ000000307U00030000)

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: X307(30)

Item number: plate 30

Length: 33.3

Width: 48

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This is plate 30 from William Hodges' book, 'Select Views in India'. Hodges compared the east view of the fort of Monghyr to an English castle; its impressive structure protected by a deep ditch. He wrote: "This view shows the great care that has been taken to make this fortress formidable. A ditch ... surrounded the land side, and communicated to the river at either extremity, most perfectly insulating it. From neglect it is now dry, there not being the same necessity in our times, from the various stations of troops in the country."

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