Print: Baxter - CL 5 - This was produced by Baxter for the publisher Fisher & Son and appeared in four of their publications, Fisher's Drawing Room Scrap Book, Gallery of Modern British Artists, The Parlour Table Book, and Emma Roberts' Views in India, &c.
The Picture Printer of 1924 described the print as “shows a sculptured portico of a temple at Moondheyra, in Guzerat, so colossal the natives ascribe its origins to the deity Ram thirty lacks of years ago. This magnificent specimen of the best age of Hindoo architecture has been in ruins since the invasion of Allah-o-Deen, surnamed Khoonee, or "the bloody". Tradition inscribes to his intolerant spirit the destruction of this noble edifice.”
There are two variations to this print, this is CL 5 being the earlier 1834 production, which is stated as “Engraved and Printed in Colours by G. Baxter, 29, Kings Square" later prints stated OIL Colours and also give this or his Charthouse Square address.
On the left is "Drawn by D. Roberts from a sketch by Capt. Grindlay.” This is printed prior to Baxter patent so is printed from wood blocks only and no plate.
Size (cm ht x w): 21.7 x 16 (print) 27.8 x 21.6 (page)
State: On full book page including lettering
Condition: Foxing spots to page edges, else excellent
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