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Creator:
William Daniell, 1769–1837, British
Title:

The Great Bull and Pagoda at Tanjore

Date:
undated
Medium:
Gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches (28.3 x 45.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Great Bull & pagoda Tangore | length of the Bull 16 [...] I Height 12' 6""; inscribed on back in brown ink, upper left: "9925 Mellon B | [illegible inscription]"; in graphite, upper center: "No 2 (encircled)"; in graphite, upper right: "(3) 18 | 3 original [...] drawing | by William Daniell for | Oriental survey. c. 1798 | Abbey Travel No. 420 | (Part 2, no. 48) | See O. S. Vol II plate XXII | for which this is a sketch"; in brown ink, center left: "[...] Bull & Pagoda Tanjore"; in graphite, center: "Length of the B[...] 16 | 16.2 | Height | 12.6"; in graphite, center right: "0/6 936/16 | 1381"

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Wm Daniell"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.360
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | figures | genre subject | pagoda (building) | statues | steps | temple | trees
Associated Places:
Asia | India | Tamil Nadu | Thanjavur
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2001
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