Morning view from Calliann near Bombay
Artist: Daniell, William (1769-1837)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
This is plate 18 of Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India'. Grindlay (1786-1877) was only 17 when he arrived in India in 1803. He served with the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 to 1820 and during this period made a large collection of sketches and drawings.
Callian (Kalyan) is about 30 miles to the north-east of Mumbai. Grindlay wrote that from that vantage point the "Bhow Mullan and Parbhool mountains" of the Satpura range showed "dense mist" that "often lingers till noonday in picturesque wreaths along the mountain-side ... [giving] them the appearance of ... gigantic Gothic Cathedrals".