A ‘Ghyong’ or Buddhist Temple, named ‘Changrassie’, at Keerung, May 1855
Artist: Oldfield, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)
Watercolour of a Buddhist temple at Kirang in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated May 1855. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'A 'Ghyong' or Buddhist Temple, named 'Changrassie', at Keerung, May 1855. A 'Ghyong' is a Temple as distinguished from a 'Goompa' which is a monastery, or Lamaseri', together with other notes.
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.