Visit India - Benares

Made:
about 1930
publisher:
Indian Railways
artist:
William Spencer Bagdatopoulos

Poster, Indian State Railways, Visit India, Benares by W S Bagdatopoulos (William Spencer Bylityilis), about 1930. Coloured lithograph depicting a view of a ghat in Benares (Varanasi) in Uttar Pradesh. Steps lead from the River Ganges to temples above. There is a boat crowded with passengers, and groups of pilgrims, bathers and holy men on the steps and platforms above, some of them shielded by large straw parasols. Text above and below the illustration, with a large yellow diamond in the bottom right corner for the insertion of overprinted text, with the words "The Times of India Press" below. Format double royal.

Details

Category:
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Object Number:
1988-8044
type:
poster
credit:
Sotheby's (New Bond St)
status:
Permanent collection

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