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Bridge of boats across the Ganges at Cawnpore

Bridge of boats across the Ganges at Cawnpore

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4747

Item number: 4747

Length: 47

Width: 31

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a bridge at Kanpur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Cawnpore to Mohumdy Vol. IV' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. 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.

Kanpur (Cawnpore), on the Ganges river, was visited by Lord Moira enroute from Calcutta to Delhi. The British had set up a cantonment approximately 2 miles northwest of Kanpur and was the scene of the Uprising of 1857. View of a bridge of boats across the Ganges at Cawnpore, with two elephants approaching each other. A European bungalow on the left and various temples and a ghat on the right. Inscribed below: 'Cawnpore. Bridge of Boats. Major Gilbert's House - on the right Saseea Ghaut.'

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