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Village scene near Nobusta on the Ganges (U.P.). 23 October 1789

Village scene near Nobusta on the Ganges (U.P.). 23 October 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD192

Item number: 192

Length: 267

Width: 399

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of a village near Nobusta on the Ganga River, Uttar Pradesh by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 23 October 1789. Inscribed on the front of the mount in pencil is: 'Near Nobusta - on the Ganges. 13'; on the back in ink: 'Nr 19. Nobusta - western side of the Ganges near Currah.'

Uttar Pradesh in northern India is bordered by Bihar to the east, Madhya Pradesh to the south, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana to the west and Uttaranchal and Nepal in the north. The region has a rich variety of scenery encompassing open stretches of meadow, dense forests, snow-capped mountains and perennial rivers, most notably the Yamuna and the Ganga, the two holy rivers of Indian mythology. The sacred Ganga River forms the backbone of Uttar Pradesh and the majority of the state is made up of the Gangetic plain.

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