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A portico of four columns. Ram Raz Collection c.1825
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Kunisato Triptych: View of Akabane, Yedo, early evening. From an album of theatrical prints presented by Herbert Charles Fanshawe, December 1923
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Tod Collection: Rana Jai Singh of Newar being weighed, Udaipur
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Demons and kings seated in two main rows. Illustration from the Adi parva of the Mahabharata.

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RAS Archivist, Nancy Charley, is pleased to announce that her collections of poems, Little Blue Hut, will be launched at the RAS on Thursday 23 February, 6.30 pm. In 2011 Nancy spent six weeks as writer-in-residence in a beach hut on Tankerton Slopes, Whitstable, on the Kent coast, recording the changing tides and shifting moods of the shingle beach. Little Blue Hut’s poems give a mythical take to weather and water, bladderwrack and gutweed, dog-walkers and sea-anglers, cormorants and blackheaded gulls, ‘resident birds’ and ‘transient people’. Discover the Water-Watcher, Luna, Marina, Hertha and more…



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