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DANIELL, Thomas and William.

Mausoleum of Kausim Solemanee, at Chunar Gur.

Stock Code
100419
London, Robert Bowyer for Thomas Daniell, 1798
£3,000

The mausoleum is built of freestone, and in many parts covered with stucco. The outer wall, which surrounds the area, is very curiously ornamented on the top with lattice-work, cut in stone with the greatest exactness, and the design varying in almost every panel. Chunar Our is about seventeen miles above the city of Benares, on the opposite side of the river Ganges.

Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769–1837) travelled extensively in India between 1786 and 1793. On their return to Britain they produced many paintings, drawings and prints based on the sketches they had made while travelling. The 144 aquatint prints, collectively known as Oriental Scenery, represent the single largest and most impressive project by English artists to depict Indian architecture and landscape.

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Aquatint on Whatman wove paper with original hand-colour for Oriental Scenery, sheet size 73 x 54.5 cm, image size 45 x 60 cm. Fine fresh condition.

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