The City of Ghazni from the hills east of the city
The City of Ghazni from the hills east of the city

W. W. BLACKBURNE (born c.1857)
ENGLISH SCHOOL CIRCA 1830 (19th Century )

The City of Ghazni from the hills east of the city

c. 1880 Afghanistan

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with the encampment of the force of Sir Donald Stewart after the Battle of Ahmad-Khel (sic) on 19th April 1880

Inscribed: View of the City of Ghusni (sic) from the hills east of/the city./Taken at the time of the encampment of the Force of/Sir D.M Stewart after the Battle of Amad-Khel (sic)/April 19th 1880./The two obelisks on the right of the sketch mark the spot/where the famous DewanKhana or Hall of audience of/Mahmoud the Idol breaker, son of sebeletegin the founder of Ghusni (sic) A.D. 976 once stood,/which was razed to the ground by Gen Nott in 1842/and the gates taken to India from whence they/had been stolen by Mahmoud from the Temple of Somnath/address/W.W. Blackburne/Ivy Cottage/Springfield Road/New Southgate.N.
Height 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Width 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on laid paper watermarked with a fleur de lys
signed verso and extensively inscribed
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