'The City of Candahar', 1839

Louis Haghe, Charles Haghe, James Atkinson

'The City of Candahar', 1839
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

'The City of Candahar', 1839.

Tinted lithograph from 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842, by Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 July 1842.

Kandahar was the southern capital of Afghanistan and controlled by the brother of Emir Dost Mohammed. When the Army of the Indus, under Sir John Keane, advanced on the city he fled north to join his brother in Kabul. After bribing many of Kandahar's tribal leaders the British then organised a triumphant entry into the city for Shah Shuja, their chosen Emir of Afghanistan. Atkinson painted this view of Kandahar from the camp of the 4th Brigade.

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NAM. 1971-02-33-481-15

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