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Scene by a tank

Scene by a tank

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4799

Item number: 4799

Length: 39.4

Width: 59.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a water tank from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' 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.

Idealised view of a water tank and Muslim tomb, with a Vaishnava monastery, the 'Mutt' in the right background. Inscribed below: 'Another view of the same Mutt at a distance with a Tank - in front Trees and a Musselmaun Tomb.'

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