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House at Ghazipur which Lord Cornwallis inhabited at the time of his death.

House at Ghazipur which Lord Cornwallis inhabited at the time of his death.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4715

Item number: 4715

Length: 282

Width: 489

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a house inhabited by Lord Cornwallis from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' 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.

Ghazipur, located east of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges river, is the site where Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805) died on October 5 1805. Marquis Cornwallis was the Governor-General and the Commander-in-Chief (r. 1786-93, 1805) responsible for the campaign against Tipu Sultan during the Third Mysore War (1790-92). A view of a two-storied house on a bluff overlooking the river. Inscribed below: 'House which Lord Cornwallis inhabited at the time of his Death.'

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