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Patthargarh fort outside Najibabad, with the mountains beyond

Patthargarh fort outside Najibabad, with the mountains beyond

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4777

Item number: 4777

Length: 37.1

Width: 54.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Patthargarh Fort in Najibabad 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.

Najibabad was founded in the mid-18th century by Najib-ud-Daula in Uttar Pradesh, who construced the Patthargarh fort, within a mile of the city, in 1755. Patthargarh, also known as Najafgarh, was built from the stones of Mordhaj, an ancient fort within the area. View of the Patthargarh fort outside Najibabad, with the mountains beyond. Inscribed below: 'Fort of Nagibabad.'

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