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The shrine-topped bluff at Sakrigali on the Ganges, with part of Lord Hastings' encampment beside the river below

The shrine-topped bluff at Sakrigali on the Ganges, with part of Lord Hastings' encampment beside the river below

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4901

Item number: 4901

Length: 22.7

Width: 35.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the Sakrigali bluff from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. 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 expedition to Bengal in 1817 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

The shrine-topped bluff at Sakrigali on the Ganges, with part of Lord Hastings' encampment beside the river below. The village of Sakrigali is situated on the Ganges and lies at the base of the Rajmahal Hills. The top of the first promontory, which forms the boundary between Bengal and Bihar, is known as the Pass of Sakrigali. Inscribed below: 'Siceligully.'

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