Paugla Pool, from the River
Artist: D'Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)
This etching is taken from plate 4 of Charles D'Oyly's 'Antiquities of Dacca'. It shows the picturesque ruin of Paugla Pool ('pul' meaning bridge). This was described by the Persian scholar and historian, James Atkinson, as "a most elegant structure, but ... has been much broken and shattered by the floods of the Ganges, or the destructive operations of war, or perhaps both. Its remains are still exceedingly picturesque."