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Landscape with river, hills and building on left, Teppakulam. 2 July 1792

Landscape with river, hills and building on left, Teppakulam. 2 July 1792

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: WD2199

Item number: 2199

Length: 38

Width: 54.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil drawing of a landscape with a river, hills and a building on the left at Teppakulam (Tamil Nadu) by Thomas (1749-1840) and William (1769-1837) Daniell, 2 July 1792. Inscribed on the back in ink is: '175 Near Teppacollum.'

Thomas Daniell and his nephew William arrived in Calcutta in 1786 and spent the following nine years travelling through virtually unknown parts of India observing and recording with skill and accuracy the varied scenery and architecture they encountered. William kept a journal which along with the notes inscribed on their pencil drawings, colour wash, watercolours and oil paint provided a thorough record of this strange and beautiful country for an eager western audience.

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