An Hindoo Temple Erected in Melchet Park, Wiltshire

William Daniell British

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In 1800, shortly after his return from India, Thomas Daniell designed this garden pavilion for the country estate of Sir John Osborne. It was the first building constructed in England to make accurate use of Hindu models, and it draws upon a fund of knowledge Daniell gained during seven years of study in the Orient. Thomas's brother William used subtle shades of aquatint, here printed in gray ink, to convey architectural details and suggest the shifting light and shadow and the soft contours of the English landscape setting.

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