No.12. View of part of the Himalaya or Snowy Range from the Kalee Mundee Pass
Artist: Manson, James (1791-1862)
Water-colour painting showing the Himalaya Mountains from the Almora District of Uttar Pradesh by James Manson (1791-1862), c.1826. This image is from an album of 12 drawings of landscapes in Almora (Uttar Pradesh).
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. This region has traditionally been a popular retreat since the establishment of a number of hill stations by the British in the nineteenth century for people escaping the heat of the Indian plains.