Click here to skip to content

View of the Mahaveliganga River and Hunasgiria Park (Ceylon). 18 April 1870

View of the Mahaveliganga River and Hunasgiria Park (Ceylon). 18 April 1870

Artist: Chevalier, Nicholas (1828-1902)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: WD1089

Item number: 1089

Length: 25.3

Width: 35.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of the Mahaveliganga River and Hunnasgiriya Park, near Kandy in Sri Lanka dated 18th April 1870. This image is inscribed on the front in pencil 'Hunasgeria Pk. Mahavillaganga Rr. 18.4.70. N. Chevalier.'

Sri Lanka was a Portuguese colony from the late 16th Century until it was overruled by the Dutch; a colony which lasted until the arrival of the British in the late 18th century. The hill country capital of Kandy was the last kingdom to succumb to foreign rule, to the British in 1815. The Hunnasgiriya Hills, near Kandy, are the site of a large state owned tea plantation and a sanctuary for wild-life, particularly butterflies and orchids.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: