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A Hindu temple and math from the river at Ghazipur

A Hindu temple and math from the river at Ghazipur

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4712

Item number: 4712

Length: 239

Width: 342

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the banks of the Ganges river from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1813-23), was accompanied by artist Sita Ram (flourished c.1810-22) to illustrate his journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15.

Ghazipur, located east of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges river, is the site where Governor-General Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805) died on October 5 1805. Idealised view of a Hindu temple along the banks of the Ganges river. Inscribed below: 'Gazypore with a Hindoo Mundell and Burr Tree.'

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