||Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
||Oil on Canvas
||Thomas Daniell (1749-1840)
|Artist's Life Date / Bio Data
||1749 -1840. With a keen understanding of the British interest in India, Thomas Daniell decided to go there as a professional artist and, accompanied by his nephew, William Daniell, sailed by the 'Atlas' Indiaman from England in April 1785, reaching Calcutta via China in 1786. First Thomas produced the 'Twelve Views of Calcutta'. Then they toured northern India and later southern India, making sketches of scenic locations in the North and of remote places of South. Finally they went across to Bombay. The Daniells left India in 1793. In 1808 the most significant work based on their India tour - Oriental Scenery - was completed and published in six volumes.
||Maharaja Bahadur Sir B C Mahtab of Burdwan, June 1928.
|Period / Year of Work
||Formerly in the collection of Mr J M McCaw, Senior Partner of
Kettlewell Bullen & Calcutta. Processions carrying 'Tajias' are
seen on both sides of the river. In the left foreground a big tree
with spreading branches is visible.