A Vaisnava monastery, with the preparation of bhang in the foreground
Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)
Watercolour of a Vaishnava monastary from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' 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.
A Vaishnava monastery, with the preparation of 'bhang' in the foreground. Inscribed below: 'Ancient Mutt and Habitation of a Gossain Sirdar with Gossain Tombs at Kalunga Hindoo & in front preparing Bang.'