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View near Daramundi, in the mountains of Sirinagur

View near Daramundi, in the mountains of Sirinagur

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X432/4(17)

Item number: plate 17

Length: 42.8

Width: 59.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 17 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. At Dadamundi in the Khoh valley the artists observed, 'The figures...represent the Highland merchants on their way from the plains where they have been bartering the produce of their hills for salt, copper vessels, linen, and other wares, which they convey not in packs, like our pedestrian traders, but in baskets closely fitted and secured to their backs...In this manner these indefatigable creatures, that seem no larger than ants, compared with the stupendous heights they have to traverse, pursue their laborious journey'.

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