Dreams of an India that isn’t coming back. Oils and aquatints by English landscape painter Thomas Daniell RA. Living from 1749 to 1840, he spent seven years painting in India.

"Jami Masjid, Delhi." 1811.
“Jami Masjid, Delhi.” 1811. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Yale Museum for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Daniell_-_Jami_Masjid,_Delhi_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
"The Purana Qila, Delhi." 1796.
“The Purana Qila, Delhi, engraved: The Western Entrance of Shere Shah’s Fort.” 1796. Aquatint, watercolor and pencil. Image © 2019 Andrew Clayton-Payne. Fair use license. via https://www.clayton-payne.com/artworks/9406/
"The Sacred Tree of the Hindoos at Gyah, Bahar, March 1790." No date.
“The Sacred Tree of the Hindoos at Gyah, Bahar, March 1790.” No date. Watercolor over graphite. Image © The Morgan Library and Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://www.themorgan.org/collection/drawings/122946#
"Mausoleum of Kausim Solemanee, at Chunar Gur, 1803." Plate 23
“Mausoleum of Kausim Solemanee, at Chunar Gur, 1803.” Plate 23 from “Oriental Scenery Part 3: Containing Twenty-Four Views of the Architecture, Antiques and Landscape Scenery of Hindoostan, London,” published in 1803. Hand colored aquatint. Image © 2019 SHAPIRO AUCTIONEERS Woollahra. Fair use license. via