Mosque and tank, probably near Chakia (U.P.). 20 January 1870
Artist: Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Pencil drawing of a mosque and tank, probably near Chakia (Uttar Pradesh) by Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), 20 January 1870. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: '20.1.70.'
Nicholas Chevalier was a painter, lithographer, cartoonist and illustrator, said to have been born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Russia on 9 May 1828. He studied art, architecture and lithography in Lausanne, Munich, London and Rome before leaving for Australia, arriving in Melbourne on the 25th December 1854. In 1868 he was invited to join Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh and his entourage on their travels in New Zealand. Chevalier accompanied the royal party on the journey back to England via Tahiti, Hawaii, Japan, China, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and India. On route Chevalier loyally recorded important events in which the royal party were involved.