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The exterior of the audience tent, with an Indian potentate being borne away in a palanquin

The exterior of the audience tent, with an Indian potentate being borne away in a palanquin

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4923

Item number: 4923

Length: 22.4

Width: 34.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a camp scene 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 exterior of the audience tent, with an Indian potentate being borne away in a palanquin. Inscribed below in pencil and ink: 'Governor General's Audience Tent.'

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