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The Great Fall of the Cauvery River, Sivasamudram.

The Great Fall of the Cauvery River, Sivasamudram.

Artist: Fraser, Thomas (1776-1823)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: WD365

Item number: 365

Length: 41.8

Width: 55.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Painting

Water-colour painting of the Great Fall of the Cauvery River at Sivasamudram by Thomas Fraser (1776-1823), c.1800. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'The Great Fall of the Cauvery. T. Fraser'; and on front in water-colour: 'T. Fraser.' Thomas Fraser served with the Madras Engineers from 1796 to 1819.

The Cauvery or Kaveri is a sacred river in southern India. It originates in the Western Ghats, Karnataka State and flows for 475 miles (765 km) south-east across a plateau through Tamil Nadu. Upon reaching the Eastern Ghats the river cascades in a series of waterfalls such as the one at Sivasamudram before flowing into to the Bay of Bengal.

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