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Paugla Pool, from the River

Paugla Pool, from the River

Artist: D'Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

Medium: Etching

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: X628(4)

Item number: Plate 4

Genre: Print

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."

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