Boats passing a Hindu shrine at Agradip
Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)
Watercolour of a Hindu shrine in West Bengal 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 boats passing a Hindu shrine at Agradip.. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'Agadeep.' Note: Agradip ('Agradvipa'), the 'old island' as opposed to Navadvipa (Nadia), the 'new island' is 25 miles upstream from the latter.