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Hilly scene with village of Attur and an unfinished temple. 24 June 1792

Hilly scene with village of Attur and an unfinished temple. 24 June 1792

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD1728

Item number: 1728

Length: 35

Width: 54.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing by Thomas and William Daniell, of a hilly scene with the village of Attur and an unfinished temple, dated 24 June 1792. Inscribed on back in ink: '229 Near Atoor'; on front in pencil: 'Atoor.'

Between March 1792 and April 1793 the Daniells travelled through South India which at that time was still very little explored by the British. The Tinnevelly District was ceded to the East India Company in 1801 and surveys were carried out from 1806 onwards only. The artists saw with great interest the great temples of the area and from Trichinopoly they travelled south to Madurai, passing throgh Dindigul and Attur where they sketched the temple in this view set in a grandiose landscape framed by a rugged range of hills.

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