5 October 1999
Lt. James Hunter (circa 1740-1792)
A Hindu temple at Kanchipuram; and Nabobs Choultry and Tank at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
with inscription 'A Mosque at Strupermador' (on the reverse) and with further inscriptions 'Original Water Colour Drawing/by Lt. James Hunter. 1800' (on the reverse of both drawings)
pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour, one heightened with white, one with dry stamp
9 x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm.) (2)
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 13 March 1969, lot 8.
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