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An encampment near a wooded hill at Gangaprasad with hills beyond

An encampment near a wooded hill at Gangaprasad with hills beyond

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4903

Item number: 4903

Length: 22.3

Width: 34.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of an encampment from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. 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 expedition to Bengal in 1817 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

Idealised view of an encampment near a wooded hill with hills beyond at Gunga Pursaad. Inscribed below: 'Lord Hastings's Camp at Gungapursaud.'

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