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View of the snows from Garhwal (U.P.). c. 26 April 1789

View of the snows from Garhwal (U.P.). c. 26 April 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: WD242

Item number: 242

Length: 25.9

Width: 32.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and pen-and-ink drawing by Thomas and William Daniell of the snows from Garhwal (U.P.), dated circa 26 April 1789.

The Daniells were the first artists to depict the Garhwal region in the Himalaya and were profoundly impressed by "...the appearance of a prodigious range of still more distant mountains, proudly rising above all that we have hitherto considered most grand and magnificent, and which, clothed in a robe of everlasting snow, seem by their etherial hue to belong to a region elevated into the clouds, and partaking of their nature; having nothing in common with terrestrial forms. It would be in vain to attempt, by any description, to convey an idea of those sublime effects, which perhaps even the finest art can but faintly imitate."

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