Fakir's Rock on the river Ganges, near Sultanganj, Bihar: south west view. Coloured aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1800.
- Daniell, Thomas, 1749-1840.
- 15 April 1800
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"The Fakeer's rock ... consists of several masses of grey rock granite, and was formerly a point of land projecting from the shore, but by the violence of the current is now perfectly insular." "This assemblage of rocks has long been considered as one of the most sacred places on the River Ganges, and much resorted to by the religious Hindoos, not only for its reported sanctity, but on account of a much celebrated figure of Narayan [Brahma], over which is erected a building, probably, either to honour or preserve the idol." Thomas Daniell quoted in Archer op. cit.
London (Howland Street, Fitzroy Square) : Thomas Daniell, 15 April 1800.
1 print : aquatint, with watercolour ; platemark 48.2 x 65 cm.
S.W. view of the Fakeer's Rock in the river Ganges, near Sultangunge ; drawn & engraved by Tho[ma]s Daniell, R.A. & W[illia]m Daniell
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