f.32 Waterfall near Haliyal with Johnson sketching in the foreground.
Artist: Johnson, John (c.1769-1846)
Water-colour painting of a waterfall near Halyial with an artist sketching in the foreground. The drawing is inscribed: 'Waterfall in Soonda of the Purwar River, about 4 miles S. W. of Hullyhall taken in the dryest season. Coln Johnson was at Hully Hull 180l. This picture is said to represent himself.' This image is from a sketch-book of 36 drawings depicting scenes chiefly in West India and Mysore, c. 1795-1801.
Johnson served with the Bombay Engineers and was chiefly engaged on survey work. During the third Mysore War (1790-92) he was with the Maratha and Bombay armies and surveyed routes from Poona to Dharwar and later in Malabar and Mysore. From 1792 to 1799 he was on survey in Malabar. During the fourth Mysore War (1799) he surveyed the Bombay Army's route to Seringapatam and during the siege he was employed in the north batteries under Colin MacKenzie. He was on survey work in Goa in 1800 and in N. Kanara 1800-01.