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

Ruins of the fort gate at Kara (Currah), on the river Ganges

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Thomas Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840) and William Daniell, R.A. (1769-1837)
Ruins of the fort gate at Kara (Currah), on the river Ganges
inscribed 'RUINS of the FORT-GATE at CURRAH.' (lower centre, on the backing sheet) and further inscribed and numbered 'N 75 Ruins of the Fort Gate at Currah.' (on the reverse of the backing sheet)
pencil and watercolour, unidentified watermark
21¼ x 20¾ in. (54 x 53 cm.)
Provenance
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company; Christie's, London, 24 September 1996, lot 43.
Exhibited
London, Commonwealth Insitute, The Daniells in India 1786-1793, 26 August - 25 September 1960, no. 29.
Washington, Smithsonian Insitution, The Daniells in India, November 1962, no. 11.
London, Spink & Son, Artist Adventures in Eighteenth Century India: Thomas and William Daniell, 21 - 29 November 1974, no. 26.
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Lot Essay

The Daniells passed through Kara twice in 1788 and again the next year. For a note on their visit see lot 10.

The present watercolour relates to an aquatint of the fort gate, showing a wider landscape, published in Oriental Scenery, vol. III, as no. 21, included in this sale, lot 4.
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