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Illuminations and fireworks round Mr. Donnithorne's park.

Illuminations and fireworks round Mr. Donnithorne's park.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4872

Item number: 4872

Length: 31.6

Width: 47.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of illuminations at Fatehgarh from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Agra to Barrackpore Vol. X' 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.

Illuminations and fireworks round Mr. Donnithorne's park at Fatehgarh. Fatehgarh, located near Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, passed to the British in 1802 and was set up as a head-quarter for one of the Governor-General's agents. Mr. Donnithorne was the collecor and mint-master at Fatehgarh. Inscribed below: 'Illumination as seen at another point.'

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