Sketchbook of 18 drawings of landscapes and architecture in the U.P. 1813 18
Artist: Smith, Robert (1787-1873)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of a pass in Uttar Pradesh, northern India by Robert Smith (1787-1873) in May 1813. Inscribed on the front of the drawing is: 'Sullea Pass on the westn Borders of Singoowla. May 1813.' This image is from a sketchbook of 18 drawings (20 folios) of landscapes and architecture in the United Provinces (Uttar Pradesh) made in 1813. Inscribed on the original album cover is:' No. 5. Ganges, Soane R. Cawnpore Jaunpoor.'
Uttar Pradesh 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. This region has traditionally been a popular retreat from people escaping the heat of the Indian plains.