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Between Taka Ca Munda and Sirinagur

Between Taka Ca Munda and Sirinagur

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X432/4(22)

Item number: plate 22

Length: 42.2

Width: 59.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 22 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. The Daniells were the first artists to depict the Garhwal region in the Himalaya about which they wrote, 'In these high situations the traveller encounters no villages; he must carry with him the means of subsistence, or perish. Taka-ca-munda is a solitary resting place; a plain stone building erected near the barren summit of one of the highest mountains, for the accommodation of benighted wanderers, or to afford an occasional shelter from the storms that frequently vex these cloud-enveloped hills.'

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