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View of Atur. 24 June 1792 231

View of Atur. 24 June 1792 231

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD231

Item number: 231

Length: 265

Width: 373

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing by Thomas and William Daniell of the view of Attur, dated 24 June 1792. Inscribed on back in pencil in modern hand: 'Attoor, near Dindigul.'

From March 1792 to February 1793 the Daniells travelled through South India. This Southern Indian view evokes the grandiose dimension of the landscape near Attur, framed by a rugged range of hills. In the diary that the young William Daniell kept we read (entry for 24 June 1792), "Left Dindigul about 7 o clock and had a most delightful ride to Atoor...The Head Man of Atoor, which is a large Village most pleasantly situated, paid his respects to us & brought a present of Fowls, Limes, Eggs, Milk, ect."

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