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The Ghat of Dasaswa Medh, Bénarès

The Ghat of Dasaswa Medh, Bénarès

1865–68, published 1869–70
Mounted: 62 x 43 cm (24 7/16 x 16 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Louis Rousselet described himself as a “scientific traveler” when he went to India alone at age 18 in 1863 and stayed into 1868.

Description

Concerned that his drawings did not do justice to the splendor of India’s monuments, Rousselet learned photography in India that year, a remarkable accomplishment. He proved to be a talented photographer with a sophisticated sense of composition. The scenes in this volume sweep across sites of Sultanate, Rajput, and Mughal power in northern India, from the sacred Hindu city of Varanasi on the Ganges River to Alwar in Rajasthan. Also included are several scenes of industry and portraits of Indian rulers.
  • ?-2022
    (Adnan Sezer Gallery, Paris, France), sold to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    June 6, 2022-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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