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The chowk and market-place at Kankal

The chowk and market-place at Kankal

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4781

Item number: 4781

Length: 39.1

Width: 54.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of street view of Kankal 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.

Kankal is a suburb of Haridwar, on the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh. View of the chowk (main street) and market-place at Kankal, surrounded by handsome buildings, with a large gateway to the left. Inscribed below: 'Village of Kunkal.'

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