- A Scene between Galle and Matura, about Six Miles from Galle
- ca. 1801
- Watercolor, graphite, pen in brown ink, and gouache on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
- Sheet: 12 5/16 × 17 7/8 inches (31.3 × 45.4 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, and some pen, in black/brown ink, verso, upper center: "The House in the Rock is called [? Indian symbols] Gal Ge which is House of Stone. | The [illeg.] edifice on the right hand is a Tomb covering the Bones of Budu, the deity worshiped by the Singalize. | The name is [? Indian symbols] Vehera, one of these Tombs is generally to be found near a Temple of | Budu [? Indian symbols] which Temple is called [? Indian symbols] Vihare. The one has often been confounded with the | other-...on one side of the Rock in the [charring?] there is a figure of Budu | cut out of the Rock. in a recumbent posture, measuring eight paces. | A Scene between Galle & Matura, about six miles from Galle.; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "1% wichaims no. 83"
Paul Mellon Collector's mark, verso
- 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
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Samuel Daniell, 1775–1811, British, A Scene between Galle and Matura, about Six Miles from Galle, ca. 1801
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