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Men building a road through the Malakand Pass, India (subsequently Pakistan). Wood engraving after C. de W. Crookshank and J. Nash, 1895.

  • Crookshank, C. de W., active 1895-1906.
Date
[1895]
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578859i
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Earlier in 1895 the area had been the location of the Chitral Expedition, a British expedition attempting to restore government to Chitral and establish it as in the British rather than the Russian sphere of influence

Publication/Creation

[London] : [The graphic], [1895]

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 30.4 x 22.8 cm

Lettering

The future of Chitral: making a road over the Malakand Pass ; Drawn by J. Nash, R.I. ; From a sketch by Lieutenant C. de W. Crookshank, R.E.

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "A work of great difficulty which is being rapidly pushed forward, is the making of a road through the Malakand Pass, the scene so short a time since of one of the fiercest engagements in the Chitral campaign. The above sketch, taken in the neighbourhood of Khar, shows in the background the Swat River and Valley at the point where the 11th Bengal Lancers made their successful charge. Throughout the work, the Royal Engineers have been assisted by the natives, who may here be seen boring holes for blasting purposes, and at work on the enormous stone roller which has been hewn out of the grey granite found in the Pass."
Signed "J Nash" in the woodblock, lower right

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Wellcome Library no. 578859i

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