Surseya-Ghaut, at Khanpore
Aquatinter: Sutherland, Thomas (b. 1785)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
This is plate 18 from Charles Ramus Forrest's 'A Picturesque tour along the rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India'. Forrest was an East India Company official who made several excursions along the great rivers, producing drawings "attentively copied from nature, and in many instances coloured on the spot, ... while the magic effects of the scenes represented were still impressed on [his] mental vision."
This view of Surseya-Ghaut at Khanpore "is taken from a small sandy island in the Ganges, a short distance from the shore, and which exists only in the dry season whern the river is at its lowest. The several ranges of stone steps, or stairs, are for the purpose of bathing..."