Shergarh (Bihar). 29 January 1790
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing of Shergarh in Bihar by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 29 January 1790. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: '31. Near Kirmah'; and on the back in ink: 'Nr 35. Part of Shere Ghur'; in pencil: 'No 100. Near Shere Gur.' This was one of 81 drawings made during a tour in upper India, 1786-91.
Thomas Daniell and his nephew William arrived in Calcutta in 1786 and spent the following nine years travelling through virtually unknown parts of India observing and recording with skill and accuracy the varied scenery and architecture they encountered. When they returned to Britain they engraved the album of views ‘Oriental Scenery’ for which they are best known. Their pencil drawings, colour washes, watercolours and oil paintings provided a thorough record of this strange and beautiful country for an eager western audience