Dr Ben Cartwright, Collection Curator, The South Asia Collection, Norwich
In 1820, twenty-one prints called Views in the Himala Mountains introduced audiences in cities such as London, Edinburgh, Calcutta and Madras, up close and personal to the Himalayan mountains for the first time. These prints were based on the watercolours of James Baillie Fraser, and are full of weather, incredible landscapes, treacherous mountain passes, local people, and the ravages of a fading war. In 2019, Dr. Ben Cartwright (Collection Curator, The South Asia Collection, Norwich) set out to retrace this route. Here, he will talk about his experiences.