The Source of the Sacred River by Albert Goodwin, RWS, 1845-1932. RA 1900. Oil on canvas: 21 1/2 x 35 inches. In its original gilt carved frame; signed at the lower left; signed on a label on the reverse.
The source of the River Ganges, which is regarded by the Hindu population of India as sacred, is at Lapthal, in the Himalayas on the frontier between India and China.
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