Alexander's Column near Cabul, 1842 (c)

Lieutenant Vincent Eyre

Alexander's Column near Cabul, 1842 (c)
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Alexander's Column near Cabul, 1842 (c).

Coloured lithograph by and after Lieutenant Vincent Eyre, Bengal Artillery, 1843 (c).

As the British advanced into Afghanistan they came across many ancient ruins and monuments, evidence of the country's rich and varied heritage. Individuals like Eyre painted, sketched, classified and recorded these sites, doing much to increase our understanding.

The artist's original drawings were made during his captivity in Afghanistan after the Retreat from Kabul during the 1st Afghan War (1838-1842).

From 'Portraits of the Kabul Prisoners', a set of pre-publication coloured lithographs later published by John Murray in 1843.

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