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Country to the northward from Nowagurh Teeba

Country to the northward from Nowagurh Teeba

Artist: Fraser, James Baillie

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: X502(2)

Item number: Plate 2

Length: 60

Width: 42.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This coloured aquatint was made by Robert Havell and Son from plate to of JB Fraser's 'Views in the Himala Mountains'. During the Anglo-Nepal hostilities, the Gurkhas occupied a chain of posts above the left bank of the Sutlej river. About 800 Gurkhas were on the Nowagurh heights alone. On 20 May 1815, James Fraser and his brother William reached Nowagarh Fort, situated on a high rocky wooded peak. From this position they had a great view of the Himalayas. The scenery, plants and trees that James encountered on his travels reminded him of his Scottish Highlands home in Reilig. On the publication of his journal, which contained many poetic descriptions, Sir Walter Scott declared his admiration for the venture.

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