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The camp of the Begum Samru at Narela

The camp of the Begum Samru at Narela

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4803

Item number: 4803

Length: 41.1

Width: 52.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of camp of Begum Samru at Narela 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.

The camp of the Begum Samru at Narela visited by Marquess of Hastings and his party on their way to Delhi. Begum Samru (d.1836) was the widow of the French mercenary Walter Reinhard (d.1778) and was control of Reinhard's estate, fort, and soldiers at Sardhana. Inscribed below: 'Begum Somroo's Camp near Hansi.'

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