Tuesday, August 16 2022

July 16, 2022

Sitaram made many attractive paintings on Agra ,200 years ago

Agra- Sitaram was a famous painter of the British era. He came to Agra in 1814–15 during a visit from Kolkata to Delhi with the Marquess of Hastings, the Governor General of Bengal. He liked Agra very much. Many paintings of Agra are found in his paintings collection. Seeing the painting of his old lady’s pool, there were huge trees and plenty of water on the shore. In the painting, water is filled on both sides of the bridge and people are seen carrying drinking water from here. In the year 1592, a two-storey octagonal building was built in the middle of Budhia’s pool, which was built by Itmad Khan, the courtier of the Mughal emperor Akbar. This pool is famous for the cultivation of water chestnut. It is said that Buddhist idols were also found in the excavation of the pond.