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The Great Gun of Agra lying beside the Fort wall, c.1814-15 (w/c on paper)
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.
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