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Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X432/4(5)

Item number: plate 5

Length: 42.6

Width: 59.85

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 5 from the fourth set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery,' which they called 'Twenty-four Landscapes.' The views progress northwards from the far south at Cape Comorin to Srinagar in Garhwal in the Himalaya mountains. This fort, with its circular bastions made of sun-dried mud, was built by the Madurai Nayakas to withstand the incursions of the Nawabs of Arcot in the early 18th Century. It was set in a majestic landscape on the outskirts of the town of Srivilliputtur, dominated by the steep slops of the Varushanad hills, but it has long ago disappeared, unlike the famous temple in the town which the Daniuells drew but did not publish in their aquatints.

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