Détails
IMAGE ID
BL5973707
Titre
The Great Gun of Agra lying beside the Fort wall, c.1814-15 (w/c on paper)
Artiste
Sita Ram (fl.c.1814-23) / Indian
Lieu de conservation
British Library, London, UK
Technique
watercolour on paper
Date
1814-1815 (C19th)
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.
Crédit Photo
© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
Mot(s)-clé
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
Disponibilité
Taille (pixels) Taille en 300 dpi Taille du fichier (MB)
Grand 6849 × 4871 px 580 × 412 mm 36 MB
Moyen 1024 × 729 px 87 × 62 mm 1 MB
Petit 600 × 427 px 51 × 36 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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