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Gangaram Chintaman Tambat, active 1790s
View of a Rock-Carved Temple, Ellora
Former Title(s):
Formerly: Malhas Turksee alias Kauteseneo
Additional Title(s):
Verso: Graphite Sketch of Image on Recto
1793 or 1795
Materials & Techniques:
Gray wash and graphite with pen and black ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 12 × 19 1/8 inches (30.5 × 48.6 cm)

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "No 5 C Mathas Jeyksee alias Kautiseneo This Extrady. Structure is cut out of the Solid Rock on a Platform cut in | The Side of the Rock 154 ft. 2 ins. Long 77 ft. 1 ins. Broad - <The Temple> Only Part of the Temple appears the remains being beneath the Surface or never Excavated the Part above. | the Surface being about 25 feet"; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper center: "3"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "C"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Associated Places:
Ellora | India
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IIIF Manifest:

Holly Shaffer, Grafted arts : art making and taking in the struggle for western India : 1760-1910, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, CT, p. 118, fig. 70, N72.P6 S53 2022+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

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