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A coutyard of a Muslim shrine, with a mosque beyond

A coutyard of a Muslim shrine, with a mosque beyond

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4778

Item number: 4778

Length: 39

Width: 53

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Muslim shrine 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.

Najibabad was founded in the mid-18th century by Najib-ud-Daula in Uttar Pradesh, who construced the Patthargarh fort, within a mile of the city, in 1755. View of a coutyard of a Muslim shrine, with a mosque beyond, and a flower bed before the shrine proper. Inscribed below: 'Musgid and Musselmaun Tombs near Nagibabad.'

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