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River scene near Allahabad (U.P.). c. December 1788 or October 1789

River scene near Allahabad (U.P.). c. December 1788 or October 1789

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Wash

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: WD2026

Item number: 2026

Length: 11

Width: 16

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Wash drawing of a river scene near Allahabad by Thomas and William Daniell, dated c.December 1788 or October 1789. Inscribed on back in ink: 'Near Allahabad.'

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 where they made views from the river. Then from Cownpore they proceded by palanquin to Agra, Mathura and Delhi and visited the pilgrimage place of Hardwar.

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