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A grove with a large well near Udhua Nullah

A grove with a large well near Udhua Nullah

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4910

Item number: 4910

Length: 19.5

Width: 31.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a grove near Udhua Nullah from an album of miscellaneous views of Bengal produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1820-21. 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 journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

View of a grove with a large well. Udhua Nullah, located in Bihar, was the site of the defeat of Nawab Mir Kasim of Bengal by Major Adams in 1763. Marquess of Hastings and his party camped at Udhua Nullah on their way to Delhi. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'An Indara (or large Well) near Ouda Nala.'

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