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"Caubul" watercolor painting, 1870

 Item — Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

A circa 1870 unsigned watercolor view of Kabul, Afghanistan with the Hindu Kush Mountains in the background. The title on the verso is "Caubul." The watercolor on paper is approximately 16x21.5 cm / 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.


  • 1870

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0.2 Cubic Feet (1 folder) : Painting

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Custodial History

This is one of two artworks purchased together from the Wayfarer’s Bookshop on 2/29/16:

Unsigned Watercolour View of Kabul, Afghanistan, with the Hindu Kush Mountains in the background, Titled on Verso: Caubul. Sale price: $650.00 (no catalog item number)

Original Unsigned Ink and Watercolour Drawing for the lithograph plate "City and Fortress of Cabul" published in Sir Robert Henry Sale's "Defence of Jellalabad", ca. 1846. Sale price: $3,750. Catalog item number: 1111

Physical Description

Dimensions: 16x21.5 cm / 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.

Processing Information

The 1870 watercolor of Kabul was attached to a recent matte with an unidentified tape when received. The watercolor was removed from its accompanying matte when it was accessioned.

A digital copy of this image was made available online in July 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
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Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States