The mausoleum of Hafiz Rahmat Khan at Bareilly
Artist: Sita Ram (fl. c.1810-1822)
Watercolour of mausoleum of Hafiz Rahmat Khan 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.
Hafiz Rahmat Khan was an Afghan Rohilla chief, in Rohilkhand in the late 18th century and is known for his involvement in the Battle of Panipat in 1757 where with the assistance of Nawab Shuja ud-Daula (r.1753-1775) of Awadh, they defeated the Maratha army. Hafiz Rahmat Khan was killed in battle in 1774 at Miranpur Katra, the battle of St. George, fighting against Colonel Champion. Bareilly was one of the main cities in Rohilkhand and the location of several tombs of the Rohilla chiefs. View of the mausoleum of Hafiz Rahmat Khan at Bareilly, with a view into the interior of the tomb chamber. Inscribed below: 'Interior of the Kabr. of Hafiz Rekmut the Rohilla chief.'