‘Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora’
Published London 1826.
Acquatint with original hand colouring from Capt R. M. Grindlay’s ‘Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India’. Grindlay’s book was published in serial form from 1826 – 1830 & was one of the most beautiful ever published on India.
Purchased many years ago in Tasmania, original paper size with minor old discolour to title edges.
Frame size. 33cm x 42cm
Print size27.5cm x 36cm
Price inc GST $550
Grindlay (1786-1877) was only 17 when he arrived in India in 1803. He served with the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 to 1820 and during this period made a large collection of sketches and drawings on various subjects. Indra Sabha is the largest, and possibly the earliest, of the five 9th-century rock-cut Jain cave-temples at Ellora. Grindlay wrote: ‘Of all the wonderful excavations at Ellora, this is perhaps the most remarkable for its elaborate sculpture and profusion of ornament; some of the interior columns are still more richly cut and perforated than any represented in this plate.”MAKE AN ENQUIRY