5 October 1999
View near Bangalore (Abbey 420 no.68; Archer V, pl.17)
hand-coloured aquatint, December 1808 [watermarked 'J. Whatman 1805'], on thick paper, occasional light unobtrusive spotting affecting sky area
P.550 x 740mm.
1 May 1792: "Spent...whole days at the hills...of Bangalore where we collected several Scenes."
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small tear to upper right paper edge
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