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Creator:
Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840, British, active in India
And William Daniell, 1769–1837, British
Title:

Ruins on Pir Pahar, near Monghy, Bihar

Additional Title(s):

Ruins on Pir Pahar, near Monghyr, Bihar

Date:
1790
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 18 7/8 × 22 3/4 inches (47.9 × 57.8 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 15 1/8 × 20 inches (38.4 × 50.8 cm), and Sheet: 14 15/16 × 19 11/16 inches (37.9 × 50 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, upper left: "B10"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "Elep An"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "View near Monghyr"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower right: "42"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "6"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left; "Hunting House built by Mur Jaffur Nabol y Dinyal | taken Dec 1790; inscribed in pen with brown ink, verso, lower center: "N. 66 Ruins on Pir Pahar near Monghyr"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "83 | 36"

Watermark: [bend (?); illegible] Fleur-de-lys (Unidentified; hard to see)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.4409
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated Places:
Bihar | India | Munger
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9223
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Romita Ray, Under the banyan tree, relocating the picturesque in British India , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, facing p. 1, pp. 4-5, fig. 1, N8214.5.I5 R39 2013 (YCBA)


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