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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    Thomas Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) and William Daniell, R.A. (1769-1837)

    Ruins of the Palace at Madurai

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    Thomas Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) and William Daniell, R.A. (1769-1837)
    Ruins of the Palace at Madurai
    inscribed 'RUINS OF THE PALACE, MADURA' (lower centre, in the margin)
    pencil and watercolour on paper
    18¼ x 25in. (46.5 x 63.5cm.)
    It has been suggested that some of the watercolour has been strengthened by a later hand.


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    The Daniells made several drawings of the palace which had been built at Madurai by Tirumala Nayak (1623-59), and included a series of views of it in Oriental Scenery, vol. 2, nos. 13-17. In 1871, the palace was substantially restored, under the supervision of the architect Robert Chisholm; nothing in the present view remains today except the gateway of the distant temple.

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