1895 Print over 100 years old Jeypore Street Scene (also available unframed)

£65.95

3 in stock

Description

Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
 
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.154.

Entitled – Jeypore. Street Scene in the City. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Jeypore. – This is a rather long journey of twenty hours from Baroda, by the Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway.

Jeypore is the capital of the group of independent States known as Rajputana.

The city is 1,500ft. above the sea-level, and is situated in an amphitheatre of rugged and precipitous hills, whose summits are crowned with picturesque fortifications, the chief of which, Tiger Fort, dominates Jeypore from the top of an inaccessible scarped rock.

A solid crenelated wall, 20ft. high and 9ft. thick, surrounds the whole city, and is pierced with seven gateways; all along the wall, at intervals, are bastions and towers, armed with cannon of questionable utility.

Jeypore is remarkable for its fine wide streets.

The main thoroughfare is two miles long and 120ft. wide; the very side streets and back lanes are from 28ft. to 55ft. wide.

The scene at the fountain where the great streets converge is one of the most picturesque conceivable.

There are stalls of fruit and cereals, and bright cloths from Cawnpore and Cashmere; thousands of pigeons haunt the footpaths, and gaily caparisoned elephants, trains of camels, white donkeys, bullock carts, and muzzled panthers and leopards lend further life to the scene.

 Now and again the syces, or running footmen, of some Rajput noble, cry passage for their master, who prances gravely in from the country on his white horse, with green and gold saddle and awe-inspiring armament of musket, pistol, sword, and dagger.

The houses are all washed rose-colour, and glow warmly in the bright sunlight against the deep cobalt of the sky.

The only portion of the Maharajah’s palace visible from the street is the singularly beautiful building called the Hawal Mahal, or Hall of the Winds, which is described by Sir Edwin Arnold as “a vision of daring and dainty loveliness – nine stories of rosy masonry and delicate overhanging balconies.” 

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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