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The Fakirs Rock in the Ganges near Sultanganj (Bihar) . 22 September 1803

The Fakirs Rock in the Ganges near Sultanganj (Bihar) . 22 September 1803

Artist: Salt, Henry (1780-1827)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: WD102

Item number: 102

Length: 242

Width: 375

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing by Henry Salt (1780-1827) of the Fakirs Rock in the Ganges near Sultanganj in Bihar, dated 22nd September 1803. This drawing is inscribed on the back in pencil: 'Faquir's Rock, Ganges'; and in ink: '30.' This granite island, one of two rocky outcrops in the area, is covered with relief carvings and has a linga, the symbol of Shiva, at its summit. Viscount Valentia (George Annesley) wrote, "September 22.-...The river then turning to the south, and the wind falling, we got on by six to the celebrated Faquir's Rock at Janguira. It rises in the river near to the right shore, and has deep water all around. It has been drawn by Daniel [Thomas Daniell]."

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