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This volume contains the work of a company school painter,working in a localized tradition of british landscape watercolourthe scenes of banaras in the early 19th century are mostlynaturalistic and present an authentic account of the riverfrontthe riverside of the holy city of banaras has always attracted theattention of people from the late 18th century onwards, bothamateur and professional european painters were drawn to paint thepanoramic scenic beauty of its ghats (holy landing places usedalso for ritualistic bathing) the ghats are a vast area of spacefor the religious and cultural life of the city over time theywere gradually stone-paved and steps leading to the river werebuilt this great architectural movement was initiated by therajputs and subsequently followed by maratha donors in thisillustration folder, the core of this chain of ghats was alreadybuilt while the flanks were yet to come pilgrims taking ablutionin the holy waters of the ganga, dhobis washing clothes, corpsesbeing cremated, cows and horses roaming and other such daily scenesappearing in this work have been treated with insight and humourthe river in the scene is replete with many types of boats, aprincipal mode of locomotion, such as goods-laden boats, ferryboats, pleasure boats of different denominations with liveriedboatmen, rowing boats, sail boats and boats drawn upstream byropes
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Book Description Indica Books, Varanasi. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 294362
Book Description Indica Books. Condition: New. pp. 24 , Illus. (Folded & Col.). Seller Inventory # 7763991
Book Description INDICA BOOKS. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INDICA-9788186569290
Book Description Indica Books, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. The riverside of the holy city of Banaras has always attracted the attention of people. From the late 18th century onwards, both amateur and professional European painters were drawn to paint the panoramic scenic beauty of its ghats. Here are presented 12 gouaches painted by a native artist in the first half of the 19th century. Printed Pages: 24. Seller Inventory # 75565
Book Description Indica Books, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M8186569294