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)

The City of Ghazni from the hills east of the city with the encampment of the force of Sir Donald Stewart after the battle of Ahmad-Khel on 19th April 1880

signed verso: 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.

watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on laid paper watermarked with a fleur de lys
7 x 12 in. (18.5x 31 cm.)

Afghanistan