Village scene at Beyar near Muhammadabad (U.P.). 13 January 1789
Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil and wash drawing of a village scene at Bewar near Muhammadabad in Uttar Pradesh by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 13 January 1789. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Baiyar, formerly abt 60 forts in the neighbourhood'; on the back in pencil: 'Bouyer. No.6'; in ink: 'Nr 45. Beyer near Mohummudabad.'
Thomas Daniell and his nephew William arrived in Calcutta in 1786 and proceeded to complete studies and drawings of the scenery and architecture of the India for the next nine years. When they returned to Britain they engraved the album of views ‘Oriental Scenery’ for which they are best known.