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Banaras: The Manikarnika Ghat - a painting by Thomas Daniell

Indian painting history during the eighteenth and nineteenth century witnessed a new genre of painting popularly known as Company School or Company Period. The paintings of this school display a blend of naturalistic representation and a nostalgic stylization of medieval Indian miniatures.

Thomas Daniell (1749 -1840) was an English landscape painter who had mastery over different mediums like oil and watercolour. He came to India during the end of 1785 and his art works belong to the Company school of paintings.

This is the video of Banaras: The Manikarnika Ghat, an oil painting by Thomas Daniell which portrays the sublime aspect of the soaring Banaras temple tower during the early 19th century and the river scene of the Manikarnika Ghat in Uttar Pradesh.