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)

£1,950

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