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A great banyan tree at Bareilly, with small Muslim tombs scattered beneath it

A great banyan tree at Bareilly, with small Muslim tombs scattered beneath it

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4770

Item number: 4770

Length: 39.5

Width: 51

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Muslim tombs at Bareilly from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' 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.

Bareilly, in Uttar Prasdesh, was founded in 1537 by the Katehriya Rajputs. In the 1657, Bareilly became the capital of Katehr or Rohilkhand for the Afghan Rohillas. Bareilly was part of Uttar Pradesh which was ceeded to the British in 1801. View of a great banyan tree at Bareilly, with small Muslim tombs scattered beneath it. Inscribed below: 'A Peer's and other Musselmaun Tombs at Bareilly.'

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