• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 281

    Thomas Daniell (Chertsey 1749-1840 London)

    Southern Indian wooded landscape, with an equestrian sculpture and choultries in a clearing, mountains beyond

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    Thomas Daniell (Chertsey 1749-1840 London)
    Southern Indian wooded landscape, with an equestrian sculpture and choultries in a clearing, mountains beyond
    oil on canvas
    38 x 54¼ in. (96.5 x 137.7 cm.)


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    Having completed an ambitious tour of North India, between 1789 and 1791, Thomas Daniell and his nephew William embarked on a tour of the South, in 1792. This landscape is one of several pictures executed by Thomas Daniell of the Tinnevelly District, which was formed by the East India Company in 1790 and falls in present day Tamil Nadu Sate. The region has a diverse geography, incorporating the Sahyadri mountains and Tamirabarani river. Choultries, which feature in this painting, are south Indian rest houses, open on all sides with pillars supporting a roof, often attached to a temple. A painting of The Temple at Tirukalikundran, Tinnevelly District was sold in these Rooms in September 2005 for £130,000.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 April 1983, lot 36.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 October 1987, lot 331.
    with Eyre & Greig, London, 1988.


    Literature

    M. Shellim, Additional Oil paintings of India and the East by Thomas Daniell RA and William Daniell RA, London, 1988, p. 29, no. TD102A.