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A pair of colonial style houses on either side of the river Bhagirathi at Jangipur

A pair of colonial style houses on either side of the river Bhagirathi at Jangipur

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4915

Item number: 4915

Length: 25.6

Width: 38.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of colonial houses at Jangipur 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.
A pair of colonial style houses on either side of the river Bhagirathi at Jangipur, in West Bengal. Jangipur, located on the along the Bhagirathi River, was a commercial centre for the silk trade for the East India Company. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'Rugonath Gunj (Jungeepoor). Mr. Massoyk's House. The Hon.le W. Ramsay's House.'

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