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Old Projecting Balcony At The Man Mundil Or Observatory, Benares.

Old Projecting Balcony At The Man Mundil Or Observatory, Benares.

Artist: Prinsep, James (1799-1840)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1831

Shelfmark: X751/1(6)

Item number: 75116

Genre: Print

Plate 6 from the first part of James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated'. Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection were based on his original sketches of the various views of the 'holy' city of the Hindus. Of this view he writes: 'This specimen of architectural effect can with difficulty be ascribed to so recent a period as the age even of Man Singh, from whom this Observatory derives its name and existence; for the stone is quite worn away in many places by the weather'.

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