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Village with temple on the banks of the River Ganges, near Bhagalpur, Bengal

Village with temple on the banks of the River Ganges, near Bhagalpur, Bengal

Artist: Forrest, Charles Ramus (d. 1827)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: WD4415

Item number: 4415

Length: 30.8

Width: 48.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Water-colour drawing of a village with a temple on the banks of the River Ganges, near Bhagalpur, in Bengal. Inscribed on reverse: 'No.43. On the Ganges, above Boglipore-Oct 1810'., and in another hand 'P.Wm Forrest 1864 No. 4.' This is the finished water-colour for 'A village on the Ganges above Boglipore', plate IX of 'A picturesque tour'. The artist described this view saying, 'We crossed to the Boglipore side of the Ganges once more, and landed from our ferry-boat near a small village, ... It is very prettily situated in a creek, which runs inland from the river, and is some few miles above the station of Boglipore. We got some good peacock-shooting near this place, the country being for the most part wooded, and abounding with these birds.'

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