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View of Colombo in Sri Lanka, dated c. 1850

View of Colombo in Sri Lanka

View of Colombo in Sri Lanka #IMG395


A view of Colombo (Ceylon), with palm trees and the shore in the foreground

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Artist: Nicholl, Andrew (1804-1886)
Medium: Watercolour
Date: 1850

A view of Colombo in Sri Lanka, dated c. 1850. 

Colombo became the capital of Sri Lanka, taking over from Trincomalee, and when the harbour was built in the 1870s also became the island’s main port surpassing both Trincomalee and Galle both of which were natural harbours.

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