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The fort at Dalmau on a bluff overlooking the Ganges

The fort at Dalmau on a bluff overlooking the Ganges

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4739

Item number: 4739

Length: 25.5

Width: 38.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of fort at Dalmau from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Benares to Nazibghur Vol. III' 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.

The fort at Dalmau is situated on the north bank of the Ganges river between Kanpur and Allahabad. Located on a high cliff, the fort was constructed on the ruins of two Buddhist stupas as early as the 14th century. Sultan Ibrahim Shah of Jaunpur (r.1402-1440) restored the fort and constructed a garden and a well on its site.

Inscribed below: 'Dalmow near Allahabad.'

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