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View over the battleground of Udhua Nullah from the one-tree hill

View over the battleground of Udhua Nullah from the one-tree hill

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4895

Item number: 4895

Length: 32.2

Width: 56.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the battleground at Udhua Nullah 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.

View over the battleground from the one-tree hill, with the Ganges in the distance and Lord Hastings' encampment below. Udhua Nullah, located in Bihar, was the site of the defeat of Nawab Mir Kasim of Bengal by Major Adams in 1763. Inscribed below: 'Bird's Eye view from the large Tree at the Top of the Hill which formed the Right of the Enemy's position.'

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