Click here to skip to content

A ghat on the river Ganges with other buildings and tombs at Dalmau

A ghat on the river Ganges with other buildings and tombs at Dalmau

Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4740

Item number: 4740

Length: 36

Width: 50.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a ghat at Dalmau from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Benares to Nazibghur Vol. III' 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.

The fort at Dalmau is situated on the north bank of the Ganges river between Kanpur and Allahabad. Located on a high cliff, the fort was constructed on the ruins of two Buddhist stupas as early as the 14th century. Sultan Ibrahim Shah of Jaunpur (r.1402-1440) restored the fort and constructed a garden and a well on its site. The fort is visible in the left background. Illustrated is a ghat on the river Ganges with other buildings and tombs. Inscribed below: 'Rajah Teecut Rye ka Ghaut at Dalmow.'

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: