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Boats passing a Hindu shrine at Agradip

Boats passing a Hindu shrine at Agradip

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4917

Item number: 4917

Length: 22.8

Width: 35

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.

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