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Ruined mosque at Chumau on the road from Agra to Delhi (U.P.). 10 February 1789

Ruined mosque at Chumau on the road from Agra to Delhi (U.P.). 10 February 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD178

Item number: 178

Length: 280

Width: 445

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a ruined mosque at Chumau on the road from Agra to Delhi in Uttar Pradesh by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 10 February 1789. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: '32'; and on the back in ink: 'Nr 2. Chuman on the road from Agra to Delhi'; in pencil: 'Choma. No.60. Chumani. Feb 10 '89.'

Thomas Daniell and his nephew William arrived in Calcutta in 1786 and proceeded to complete studies and drawings of the scenery and architecture of the country for the next nine years. When they returned to Britain they engraved the album of views ‘Oriental Scenery’ for which they are best known.

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