Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar North India, mid-19th Century

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Lot 177
Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar
North India, mid-19th Century

Sold for £ 408 (US$ 535) inc. premium
Gobindgarh Fort, Amritsar
North India, mid-19th Century
watercolour on paper, gold and coloured margin rules, English identifying inscription in lower border
painting 75 x 105 mm.; page 180 x 215 mm.

Footnotes

  • The brick fort was built in the 18th Century by the local rulers, the Dhillon Jats, and was strengthened by Ranjit Singh when he came to dominate the Punjab. It had five cannon, and housed the Toshakana, or treasury, in which at one point was kept the Koh-i-Noor. The fort was captured by the British in 1849.
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