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Drawing from a set of 16 architectural details in N. India made between 1786 and 1792 1804

Drawing from a set of 16 architectural details in N. India made between 1786 and 1792 1804

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: WD1804

Item number: 1804

Length: 289

Width: 220

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of architectural details by Thomas and William Daniell, from a set of 16 drawings of architectural details in North India made between 1786 and 1792. The inscription in the front reads, 'Raja Gopichungs house near Hattargaurh, the oldest building in the country'.

During the seven years spent sketching in India, from 1786 to 1793, Thomas and William Daniell produced a large collection of working drawings that they later used for their aquatints and oil paintings. On their first tour in North India of 1788 to 1791, the artists set up from Calcutta and proceeded up the Ganges by budgerow visiting all the well-known places such as Bhagalpur, Patna, Ghazipur, Benares and Allahabad. From Cownpore they proceded by palanquin to Agra, Mathura and Delhi and visited the pilgrimage place of Hardwar. They were the first Europeans to reach the Himalayas. They returned through Rampur, Bareilly, Shahjehanpur and Lucknow and proceded by boat to Benares. After reaching Patna they returned to Calcutta by budgerow.

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