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Marble statue by Marochetti over the Memorial Well, Kanpur

Marble statue by Marochetti over the Memorial Well, Kanpur

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(26)

Item number: 88326

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Marble statue by Marochetti over the Memorial Well, Kanpur from the 'Album of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. The Memorial garden was intended to commemorate the tragic events of the Uprising of 1857, in particular the fact that many women and children died at the site of the Bibighar well, as they were trying to draw water. The Well with Marochetti's Angel, surrounded by Henry Yule's Gothic screen, was originally situated in the Municipal Gardens covering the Bibighar Well, but was relocated to the Memorial Church after Indian Independence.

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