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A banyan tree near Jangipur

A banyan tree near Jangipur

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4916

Item number: 4916

Length: 22.6

Width: 34.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a banyan tree near 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.
Illustration of a banyan tree near 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: 'A Burr Tree on the R. Bank of the Bhagiratii near Jungeepoor.'

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