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An unidentified mosque in the 15th century Bengal style standing above a river. It is composed of 5 by 3 bays with a corresponding number of domes. 1817-21.

An unidentified  mosque in the 15th century Bengal style standing above a river.  It is composed of 5 by 3 bays with a corresponding number of domes.  1817-21.

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5354

Item number: 5354

Length: 24.3

Width: 33.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a mosque possibly 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 unidentified mosque in the 15th century Bengal style standing above a river either at Gaur or Pandua. It is composed of 5 by 3 bays with a corresponding number of domes.

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