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A View of a Hill Village in the District of Baugelpoor(019XZZ000000744U00025000)

A View of a Hill Village in the District of Baugelpoor(019XZZ000000744U00025000)

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: X744(25)

Item number: plate 25

Genre: Print

This is plate 25 from William Hodges' book 'Select Views in India'. This picturesque image shows a typical Bengali village near Bhagalpur, an important British military post along the River Ganges. Hodges wrote: "This view of a village in the Hills, in the Bauglepoor District, is given, as the people are wholly a distinct race of men from the Moors and the Hindoos inhabiting the plains." In 1781 Hodges met Augustus Cleveland at Bhagalpur. Cleveland become his great friend and patron.

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