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A Visnu temple on the bank of a river with river craft at Ghysabad

A Visnu temple on the bank of a river with river craft at Ghysabad

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4914

Item number: 4914

Length: 24.8

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Vishnu temple on the Bhagirathi River 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.

Idealised view of a Vishnu temple on the Bhagirathi River with river craft. Ghysabad is located seven miles north of Murshidabad in West Bengal. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'Rajah Devee Sing's Bykoonth at Ghysabad'

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