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Approach to the Bore Ghaut

Approach to the Bore Ghaut

Artist: Westall, William (1781-1850)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1826

Shelfmark: X400(8)

Item number: Plate 8

Genre: Print

This is plate 8 of Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India'. Grindlay (1786-1877) worked for the East India Company and as an artist made a large collection of sketches and drawings. The Bhor (or Bhore) Ghat is the northern part of today's Maharashtra state. It has always been the main pass over the Western Ghats and the means of communication between sea-coast and the Deccan. Bhor was a native state of India, in the Poona Political Agency, and situated among the higher peaks of the Western Ghats. Grindlay observed that "early in the day, as the sun rose", was the best time to see the mountains, as then their "gigantic pinnacles"' appeared through the receding mist.

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