Ghatsila, near Tuljapur. 1 March 1797
Artist: MacKenzie, Colin (1754-1821)
Water-colour sketch of Ghatsila, near Tuljapur in Maharashtra by Colin MacKenzie, 1 March 1797. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Gat-Sila near Tuljapur Gat. Mar. 1. 1797. Sketched by C. McK.'
This sketch is one of 24 drawings of landscapes and antiquities chiefly in the Nizam of Hyderabad's territories, made between 1795 and 1816. Inscribed on original cover of the album in ink is: 'No.2. Views in the Nizam's Territories'; on original title page: 'Drawings of Edifices & other Antiquities in the Nizam's Country. This volume contains 25 drawings. C. McK.' From 1792 to 1799 MacKenzie was engaged on a survey of the Deccan. Although there were many interruptions, he theoretically remained Surveyor of the Deccan until 1805. The majority of the drawings in this portfolio were made during 1797 when MacKenzie was surveying between Hyderabad and Gulbarga, the ancient capital of the Deccan.