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The Baolee at Ramnagur

The Baolee at Ramnagur

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: X432/3(20)

Item number: plate 20

Genre: Print

Plate 20 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' This step-well or baoli 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, just above Varanasi.

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