Temple near Bangalore (Mysore). 1 May 1792 218
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of the temple pavilion near Bangalore, by Thomas and William Daniell, dated 1 May 1792. Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Sheeva Gunga'; on back in ink: 'Near Bangalore. May 1st. 1792'; in ink: '47. near Bangalore.'
The Daniells are renowned for their authorship of 'Oriental Scenery', a collection of aquatints of views of India in six parts published between 1795 and 1810. This is a sketch of the small temple pavilion in Gavipur crowning a rocky outcrop in the foreground of Oriental Scenery V, 17 ('View near Bangalore'), but from a different angle. The artists wrote, "The neighbourhood of Bangalore is remarkable for the frequent appearance of the remains of antient Hindoo architecture...on the right is a pavilion very neatly executed, which probably was the place for exhibiting to the multitude the idol belonging to the adjoining temple."