Posted on: 10 April 2017

Painting of the Ghats on the banks of the river Jumna, Mathura - 1865
By William Simpson

Watercolour on paper

The scene depicts the ghats on the bank of the River Jumna, Mathura (U.P). It includes the quadrangular tower, the San Burj built in in the 16th century, which commemorates the Raja of Amber's wife, who committed Sati at Mathura.

Text and image credit:
Copyright: Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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Paul Theroux's introduction & Mildred Archer book - good one & a few copies still available in Indian bookshops. ( http://asia-finebooks.com/books-prints/painting-and-sculpture/visions-of-india-the-sketchbooks-of-william-simpson-1859-62-2 )

Scene depicts the ghats on the bank of the River Jumna, Mathura . It includes the quadrangular tower, the San Burj built in in the 16th century, which commemorates the Raja of Amber's wife, who committed Sati at Mathura. WATERCOLOR ON paper by William Simpson.

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