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Temple of Vajra Varahie Chuppagaon

Temple of Vajra Varahie Chuppagaon

Artist: Oldfield, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1856

Shelfmark: WD3328

Item number: 3328

Length: 315

Width: 457

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of the temple of Vajra Varahie at Chapagaon in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of Vajra Varahie Chuppagaon'.

Dr Oldfield was Residency Surgeon at Kathmandu from 1850-1863. After his death his family published his two volume 'Sketches from Nipal, Historical and Descriptive...' (1880), which described life in the court of the Maharajah Jung Bahadur and also contained descriptions of Buddhist architecture, together with illustrations from Oldfield's own drawings.

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