Thomas Daniell

England, b.1749, d.1840

William Daniell

England / India, b.1769, d.1837

The Shiva Cave, Elephanta Island.

  • 1793
  • Watercolour
  • 260 x 360mm
  • 69/327

Thomas and William Daniell visited Bombay (Mumbai) in 1793 in the final months of their seven-year Indian stay, and met Scottish-born artist James Wales, who became their guide to nearby Elephanta Island and its rock-hewn caves, an ancient former Hindu Shiva temple. The Daniells worked in partnership, William drawing outlines with a camera obscura, and Thomas completing works in watercolour.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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