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DANIELL, T[homas] and W[illiam].

Ruins of the Palace, Madura.

Stock Code
86760
London, Robert Bowyer for Thomas Daniell, 1798
£2,500

This 17th century palace was built by Tirumala Nayaka (a very famous Madurai ruler) in the 17th century. The original Palace Complex was four times bigger than the present structure. In its heyday, Tirumalai Nayak Palace at Madurai was considered to be one of the wonders of the South.

Madurai was the capital of the Nayakas who ruled the southernmost part of the Tamil zone in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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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Description

Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery, sheet size 73 x 54.5 cm, image size 45 x 60 cm. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition.

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