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A baoli with steps leading down to a tank at Ramnagar, near Benares (U.P.). 15 November 1789

A baoli with steps leading down to a tank at Ramnagar, near Benares (U.P.). 15 November 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: WD1723

Item number: 1723

Length: 37

Width: 53.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing by Thomas (1749-1840) and William Daniell (1769-1837) of a step-well, or baoli, with steps leading down to a tank at Ramnagar, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, dated 15th November 1789. This image is inscribed on the back in ink: 'Near the Temple built by Rajah Cheyt Sing Ramnagur.', and is the original sketch for Oriental Scenery, part III, no. 20 'The Baolee at Ramnagar'. This step-well consists of a square tank surrounded by arcades on various levels and with flights of steps on three sides. It was built by Raja Chait Singh of Benares (1770-81) near his palace, at Ramnagar, on the river Ganges.

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