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The Moti Jharna waterfall in the Rajmahal Hills

The Moti Jharna waterfall in the Rajmahal Hills

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4908

Item number: 4908

Length: 22

Width: 35.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the Moti Jharna waterfall from an album of miscellaneous views of Bengal produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1820-21. 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 journey from Calcutta to Delhi between 1814-15 and his convalescent tour in the Rajmahal Hills in the winter of 1820-21.

Illustration of the Moti Jharna waterfall in the Rajmahal Hills, with an elephant. The Rajmahal hills, located in Bihar, approximately extends over 24 miles at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea-level and includes the ridges of Mori and Sundgarsa. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'Mootee Jurna.'

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