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View of the town of Ballabgarh

View of the town of Ballabgarh

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1815

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4848

Item number: 4848

Length: 34.6

Width: 53

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

View of the town of Ballabgarh from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' 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.

Ballabgarh, also known as Balramgarh, located in Uttar Pradesh, was named after the Balramgarh fort and palace built for Suraj Mal of Bharatpur. In 1803, Bahadur Singh, the son of Ajit Singh, became chief of Ballabgarh and constructed the surrounding town. Inscribed below: 'Bullumghur.'

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