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Near Attoor, in the Dindigul District

Near Attoor, in the Dindigul District

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X432/4(6)

Item number: plate 6

Length: 42

Width: 59.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 6 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 southern Indian view evokes the grandiose dimension of the landscape near Attur, framed by a rugged range of hills. Umbrella trees are common features of this area which, as the artists wrote, forms a '...covering quite impervious to the rays of the sun...' and continued, '...even as we sat we were frequently exposed to a prickly shower upon the slightest agitation of the tree from the wind'.

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