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Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840

Indian Temple, Said to Be the Mosque of Abo-ul-Nabi, Muttra

Former Title(s):

A View of an Indian Temple said to be the Mosque of Abo-ul-Nabi, Muttra [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
42 1/2 x 56 1/4 inches (108 x 142.9 cm), Frame: 51 1/4 × 65 × 4 1/4 inches (130.2 × 165.1 × 10.8 cm)

Signed and dated, lower right: "T. DANIELL | 1827"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cityscape | cupolas | elephants (animals) | genre subject | huts | Indian | minarets | mosque | people | steps | temple | temples | tower (building division)
Associated Places:
Asia | Bharat | India | Muttra
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

This mosque is similar in appearance to one in Muttra, in the northwest of India, which Daniell recorded in Oriental Scenery (1795-1807). Published by Thomas and his nephew William, the enormous graphic project Oriental Scenery consisted of forty-four aquatints issued as a series for sale.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2005

On the Paths of Illumination. The Myth of India in Western Culture 1857-2017 (Museo d'Arte della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, 2017-09-24 - 2018-01-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 82-83, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 35, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elio Schenini, On the Paths of Enlightenment: The Myth of India in Western Culture, 1808-2017, Skira editore, Milano, Italy, p. 85, cat. 30, N7305 .O58 2017 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stuart Cary Welch, The British view of India, selected English paintings from the Paul Mellon collection , American Federation of Arts, New York, 1978, N8214.5 I5 B75 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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