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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.
Date
15 April 1800

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view Fakir's Rock on the river Ganges, near Sultanganj, Bihar: south west view. Coloured aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1800.
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Credit: Fakir's Rock on the river Ganges, near Sultanganj, Bihar: south west view. Coloured aquatint by Thomas and William Daniell, 1800. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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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.

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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

Publication/Creation

London (Howland Street, Fitzroy Square) : Thomas Daniell, 15 April 1800.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint, with watercolour ; platemark 48.2 x 65 cm.

Publications note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 420.60

Mildred Archer, Early views of India, London 1980, reproduced as no. 89

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 27856i

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