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A View of the South Side of the Fort of Gwalior(019XZZ000000744U00006000)

A View of the South Side of the Fort of Gwalior(019XZZ000000744U00006000)

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: X744(6)

Item number: plate 6

Genre: Print

This is plate 6 from William Hodges' book, 'Select Views in India'. Gwalior had been the capital of an influential state and was renowned for its huge fortress, built on a narrow and long rocky hill of sandstone. The fortress, with its impressive line of battlements and bastions, was considered impregnable until 1780, when a small group of British soldiers scaled the walls during the night and captured it.

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