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Pertaubghur in the Mahabaleshwur Hills, India. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 watercolour / aquarelle : pen and brown ink, coloured washes, and white gouache on wove paper
Support: 22.800 x 13.700 cm
Image: 22.800 x 13.700 cm
Secondary support: 44.800 x 33.100 cm

Scope and content

View of Pertabghur, a fort in the Mahabaleshwur hills. The Falkland's stayed there during the hot seasons while Lord Falkland was governor of Bombay (1848-53). This is attributed to Lady Falkland because the style and media used are similar to her other signed eastern works in the album. Lady Falkland mentions Pertabghur in Chow-Chow, the book she wrote about her eastern travels (1857. London: Hurst and Blackett, vol 1, pp 164-5.).
A Ghaut is a steep pass or ascent of a mountain.
The inscription is in Lady Falkland's handwriting.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-105174
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Item no. assigned by LAC
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1990-207 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-207-22
Copyright: Nil

Additional information

Removed from: Album: sketch mounted with glue on folio 27 recto

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscription: in pen and brown ink on secondary support recto, below image, l.r.:Pertaubghur/in the Ghaut near the/Mahabaleshum Hills[sic]

Attributions and conjectures
Attributed to artist Viscountess Amelia Falkland.

Subject heading

1. cityscape.
2. vue de ville.


Other system control no.