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Image number
BL5973707
Title
The Great Gun of Agra lying beside the Fort wall, c.1814-15 (w/c on paper)
Artist
Sita Ram (fl.c.1814-23) / Indian
Location
British Library, London, UK
Medium
watercolour on paper
Date
1814 AD - 1815 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
38x56 cms
Description
Inscribed: 'Doond Hanee or great Gun lying at Beessara Ghaut at Agra'. In the distance across the river is the Taj Mahal and its red sandstone gateway. The Great Gun was once one of the sights of Agra and its name is apparently a corruption of 'dhun dhvani' ('Roar of an explosion'). It was destroyed in 1833 on the orders of the Governor-General Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, for the sale of the scrap metal to finance the construction of a permanent bridge across the Jumna at Agra.
Photo credit
© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
india / Indian / company school / east india company / east india company school / landscape / picturesque / british raj / british empire / regency / georgian / colonial / Taj Mahal / agra / military / cannon / artillery / weapon / romantic / romanticist / Painting / Mzpainting

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