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Drawing. Image of Candi Sewu in the Prambanan area of Central Java. The image shows the temple in a restored format according to European thinking in the early 19th century. Ink and wash on paper. Mark. Inscribed.
- Production date
- 1807 (circa)
Height: 37.90 centimetres
Width: 51.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is a pen-and-ink and watercolour version (08.063) at the Royal Asiatic Society, in the Baker Collection. The BM version has a border around the paper, but the RAS version does not. The BM version does not have any ink inscriptions, only pencil, whereas the RAS version has an ink caption.
Inscribed in ink at the bottom: "VIEW OF A BRAMIN TEMPLE AT BRAMBANANG WHEN IN ITS COMPLETE STATE". Inscribed in ink at the top left corner: "Scale of 3 Measuring Rod", followed by pencil annotation: "s = 36 feet?". Annotation in top right corner: "by Col. Cornalis[sp?, supposed to be Cornelius] draftsmen".
According to the RAS catalogue, the drawing is dated c. 1815.
1939,0311,0.6.31 and 1939,0311,0.6.32 seem to be in the same series. It is interesting that the drawings in the BM and the RAS seem to alternate - the pencil annotated version of 0.6.31 is at the BM and the pencil annotated version of 0.6.32 is at the RAS; the ink inscribed version of 0.6.31 is at the RAS and the ink inscribed version of 0.6.32 is at the BM.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 29 Jan-May, Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles in Southeast Asia
2019-2020 Sept-Jan, Gallery 91, Sir Stamford Raffles
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