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The Malagawa Temple, Kandy

The Malagawa Temple, Kandy

Lithographer: Needham, Jonathan (fl.1850-1874)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: P1585

Item number: 1585

Length: 25.3

Width: 38

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Lithograph by Jonathan Needham (fl.1850-1874) after Charles D.C. O'Brien of 'The Malagawa Temple, Kandy' in Sri Lanka, dated 1st January 1864. This print forms plate 2 of 'A series of fifteen Views of Ceylon illustrative of Sir J.E. Tennent's work, from sketches made on the spot by Capt C. O'Brien, late Assistant Surveyor General, Ceylon' London, 1864. The text accompanying this image reads, "Our view is taken from an island in the lake. On the left is a dagoba, the tomb of one of the kings of Kandy. On the hills behind the Temple winds the beautiful road called 'Lady Horton's Walk'. The building projecting into the lake, to the right of the Temple, is a modern structure, used as a library and assembly rooms."

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