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Lord and Lady Hastings, on elephants, passing in front of the Himalayas nar Kashipur.

Lord and Lady Hastings, on elephants, passing in front of the Himalayas nar Kashipur.

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4775

Item number: 4775

Length: 37.1

Width: 53.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a travelling party from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' 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.

Illustrated are the chief members of the party, including Lord and Lady Hastings, on elephants, with armed guards and horses and camels, passing in front of the Himalayas near Kashipur. Inscribed below: 'View of the Himalaya Mountains after passing Cossipore.'

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