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Scene near Srivilliputtur. c. 20 July 1792 (at Alagarkoil, a temple in the hills 7 miles west of Srivilliputtur)

Scene near Srivilliputtur. c. 20 July 1792 (at Alagarkoil, a temple in the hills 7 miles west of Srivilliputtur)

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD234

Item number: 234

Length: 231

Width: 370

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing by Thomas and William Daniell of a scene near Srivilliputtur, dated c.20 July 1792. Inscribed on back in ink: '129, Near Allegreycoil. Near Chevulpettore'; in pencil: 'near Allygreycoil. Shevalpettore.'

From March 1792 to February 1793 the Daniells travelled through South India. At that time the Tinnevelly district was still unmapped and unadministered by the British. The artist were greatly impressed by the 'sublimity' of the scenery with great forests and hills. Near the fort of Srivilliputtur they drew a view of the a small temple on the hill at Alagarkoil.

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