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Chedi, Our Bheestie (bhisti, or water-carrier) at Dehra (Dun) for Many Years

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The historic town of Dehradun is situated in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal (formerly Garhwal). The artist’s husband recalled that the picture was ‘Painted out-of-doors. The garden formed a background on the left. On the right was the corner pillar of our verandah’. In 1909 Mrs Burrard gave the picture to Miss Doris Mackinnon, on the occasion of her marriage. When the artist died in 1928, she kindly returned the picture to the Burrard family.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 60.8 x W 50.6 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1951-11-10

Acquisition method

gift from Major General Sir G. Burrard, 1951

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