An Antient Hindoo Temple, in the Fort of Rotas, Bahar
Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Plate 11 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The Daniells were very taken with this small mediaeval temple of traditional north Indian form, which they found within the great hill fortress of Rohtasgarh. The artist noted that, 'The Hindoos, who formerly preferred elevated places for their temples, could not, it would seem, resist the temptation of building in this place, the situation being delightful, and water and wood, with every other convenience abundant.' Its porch lin 1800 served Thomas Daniell as a model for his design for a monument to Warren Hastings in Melchet Park in Wiltshire.