The Source of the Sacred River

ALBERT GOODWIN, RWS (1845-1932) Biography

The Source of the Sacred River (England, c.1900)

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Oil on canvas
Signed at the lower left; signed on a label on the reverse


54.60cm high
88.80cm wide
(21.50 inches high)
(34.96 inches wide)
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The Royal Academy, 1900, number 463


In its original gilt carved frame


Smith, Hammond, Albert Goodwin, 1977, page 51

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The source of the River Ganges, which is regarded by the Hindu population as sacred, is at Lapthal in the Himalayas on the frontier between India and China.