The City of Ghazni from the hills east of the city

W. W. BLACKBURNE (born c.1857)
ENGLISH SCHOOL (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.
Dimensions
Height 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Width 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
Medium
watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on laid paper watermarked with a fleur de lys
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signed verso and extensively inscribed
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