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A ‘Ghyong’ or Buddhist Temple, named ‘Changrassie’, at Keerung, May 1855

A ‘Ghyong’ or Buddhist Temple, named ‘Changrassie’, at Keerung, May 1855

Artist: Oldfield, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: WD3332

Item number: 3332

Length: 279

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

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.

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