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Mosque Rajemahel India aquatint William Hodges

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A View of a Mosque at Rajemahel


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Original antique topographical print


Hodges description is as follows: 'View of a Mosque near Rajemahel - From the Taste and Style of this Building, it is probable it was raised by that liberal Patronizer of Arts, and of Architecture in particular, Sultan Sujah, the third Son of the Emperor Shah Jehan, and Brother to the Emperor Aurungzebe, it being in the same Style of Magnificence with the Palace built by Sultan Sujah at Rajemahel,, having the same Ornaments, and being on the same Scale with those Buildings, and bearing Marks of the same Antiquity. To the English in particular this Building becomes of considerable historical Value; for, on the Night succeeding the Battle of Oodooa-Nullah, the whole of the British Part of the Army, after the Pursuit of the Enemy's Forces, were lodged in this Building: This Action was gained by Major Adams, in 1764, over the Forces of Meer Cossim Alli, and which gave the English the complete Possession of the Kingdom of Bengal.' CONDITION: Very good, some faint spotting in lower margin outside platemark. Faint stain which crosses top left hand corner within the platemark but outside the image. Mounted with conservation museum board and backing.

Additional Information

artist William Hodges RA
method Aquatint
date 1786
size 420mm by 560mm (sheet)