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f.1 Title page decorated with drawing of Matanga, Cave 32, Ellora, surrounded with 'gloriosa superba' and quotation from Isaiah.

f.1   Title page decorated with drawing of Matanga, Cave 32, Ellora, surrounded with 'gloriosa superba' and quotation from Isaiah.

Artist: Anonymous

Medium: Wash

Date: 1849

Shelfmark: WD1619

Item number: 1

Length: 32.5

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Title page decorated with drawing of Matanga, Cave 32, Ellora, surrounded with 'gloriosa superba' and quotation from Isaiah of an Album of 83 drawings; 80 of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, 2 portraits and 1 flower study made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauza, Daulatabad, Aurangabad and Ajanta. September to November 1849. Although the artist is unidentified, these drawings are of some interest since they show the state of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves soon after the Royal Asiatic Society had brought them to the Company's notice in 1844. Robert Gill had been deputed to make a record of Ajanta in 1846 and was presumably on the spot when these sketches were made.

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