The snows as seen from Chandi Pahar near Hardwar (U.P.). 10 April 1814
Medium: Pencil and ink on paper
Pencil and pen-and-ink drawing from Chandi Pahar near Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh by an unknown artist, 10 April 1814. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sketch of Snowy Mountain, April l0th, 1814'; on the back in pencil is: 'View of the Snowy Mountains or Heemachall as they appeared from the Top of Chanda-Pahar near Hurdwar on the l0th April, 1814.'
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 for people escaping the heat of the Indian plains.