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Landscape with huge banyan tree beside a river.

Landscape with huge banyan tree beside a river.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1825

Shelfmark: Add.Or.2525

Item number: 2525

Length: 50.6

Width: 64.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a landscape scene by an anonymous artist working in the Calcutta style, part of the Gilbert Collection, c. 1825.

The banyan tree or agrodha (Ficus bengalensis) is one of the truly massive trees of north India and is a tree associated with healing and protection. This drawing depicts a huge Banyan tree beside a river with boats stationed nearby and villagers bathing in the foreground.

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