The Ganges at Hardwar, the Himalayan snow peaks of Kedarnath and Badrinath on the distant left, and Nanda Devi on the right, 1888
Oil on canvas, by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1888.
Hardwar (or Haridwar) stands for Dwar of Hari or Gateway to God. It is one of the seven most holy places for Hindus. Pilgrims from all over India bathe in the Ganges at Hardwar to wash away their sins.
Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent during his time as Superintendent on the Trigonometrical Survey of India. As an amateur artist, she recorded the people and places that she encountered and exhibited her paintings for many years in India.
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