Benares; General View from the opposite bank of the Ganges

Samuel BourneSeptember 1868 - November 1868

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of Varanasi from across the Ganges River. The Great Mosque of Aurangzeb or the Gyanvapi Mosque, topped with three large domes and two towering minarets is visible on the right side, and several of ghats, riverbank steps usually used for religious purposes, can be seen along the river. Four figures gather in the foreground with a herd of oxen.


  • Title: Benares; General View from the opposite bank of the Ganges
  • Creator: Samuel Bourne
  • Date Created: September 1868 - November 1868
  • Location Created: Benares, Uttar Pradesh, India; Vārānasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 18.8 × 32.1 cm (7 3/8 × 12 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.1126.66
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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