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Ruins at the Antient City of Gour formerly on the Banks of the River Ganges

Ruins at the Antient City of Gour formerly on the Banks of the River Ganges

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: P914

Item number: plate 4

Length: 43.5

Width: 60.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 4 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' Gaur was the capital of Bengal under the Hindu kings and afterwards under Muslim rulers but was abandoned in 1575. The artist found that the city was almost completely overgrown with jungle and that the Ganges which used to run by the city was then several miles distant. The view seems to be of the semi-ruined Dakhil Gate, on the north of the citadel of Gaur.

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