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View of Ganges and Rajmahal Hills from the top of the hill at Sakrigali, with the shrine of Sayyid Ahmad Makhdum

View of Ganges and Rajmahal Hills from the top of the hill at Sakrigali, with the shrine of Sayyid Ahmad Makhdum

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

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: Add.Or.4902

Item number: 4902

Length: 22.7

Width: 34.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Bird-eye view of the Rajmahal Hills and the Ganges River 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 of Ganges and Rajmahal Hills from the top of the hill at Sakrigali, with the shrine of Sayyid Ahmad Makhdum on the right. 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: 'Bird's Eye view from the Peer's Tomb at Siceligully.'

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