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Charles Gold
Oriental Drawings: Sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798 [Presentation Copy]



Captain Charles Gold, Oriental Drawings: Sketched between the Years 1791 and 1798, London: Bunney and Co., for G and W Nicoll, 1806

292 pages including 48 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates after Gold by John Hassell, Thomas Medland and others, 1 hand-coloured engraved plate, uncoloured aquatint in text; old contemporary half leather binding with cloth boards, spine with label gilt lettered and marbled endpapers.
32.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 cm

LIST OF PLATES
1. Cattamarans / 2. A Durbash / 3. A Gentoo Fortress / 4. A Gentoo Zealot, rolling a Pilgramage / 5. A Church Brahmin, Chief of a Temple dedicated to the God Veeshnu Nagapatnam / 6. Coolies, at Dinner on the Road / 7. A Female Devotee, of the Gentoo Cast / 8. A Village Church, with Indians worshipping the God Pollear / 9. A Brahmin, of the Tribe of Seeva, returning from bathing / 10. A Sepoy, of Tipoo Sultan's regular Infantry / 11. Female Brahmins, Carrying Water from the Well / 12. Mausoleum, of a Mahomedan of Rank / 13. A Pandarom / 14. An Artillery Elephant on Duty / 15. Sepoys of the Madras Establishment / 16. A Tank / 17. Barbers / 18. A Moorish Fakir, Decorated for the Hussain Haussain Festival / 19. Ramlingam – Pandaree / 20. A Pagoda, an Indian Place of Worship / 21. Gentoo Women, Employed beating Rice / 22. A Satadeven, Accompanied by his son / 23. Untitled plate of 20 assorted Musical Instruments / 24. Snake - Men with Serpents dancing to Music / 25. Gateways of Moorish Architecture / 26-27. Untitled Gateways of Moorish Architecture / 28. A Collery, One of the Cast of Thieves / 29. A Naigue of the Bombay Grenadier Battalion / 30. A Juggler / 31. A Musical Beggar, with a new Method of performing on Wind Instruments / 32. Hanuman, King of Apes, an Indian Deity / 33. A Marriage Procession / 34. Amboor Fort / 35. Barbarous Ceremony in honour of Mariatale, Goddess of the Small-pox / 36. [Untitled plate] Barbarous Ceremony / 37. A Cuisinegerra and Soldiers' Cook – boys / 38. Officers and Private of the Gun Lascar Corps, Madras Establishment / 39. Flying Foxes and Banyan Tree / 40. A Lame Beggar and his Family / 41. A Choultry of Moorish Construction / 42. A Peesash. The Effects of the Land Wind / 43. Palankeens, Passing through a Tope of Cocoa-nut, Palmyra, and Arica Tree / 44. Smoking the Hooka / 45. Colossal Idols, Near the Village of Manapar / 46. A Bengal Sepoy and his Family meeting one of the Byraggee Cast / 47. Festival of the Chariot / 48. Mysorean Cavalry, Attacked by British Dragoons / 49. Tippoo's Palace / 50. The Tomb of Hyder Ali and Tippoo Sultaun in the Laul Baug

THIS IS A PRESENTATION COPY BY THE AUTHOR

Charles Gold's Splendid Oriental Drawings, with 49 richly coloured aquatints of India. Gold's costume studies reveal his fascination with Indian processions and the splendor of Indian architecture.

Oriental Drawings is a collection of images produced from sketches made by Captain Charles Gold between 1791 and 1798, while he was serving in military campaigns against Tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.

The book was designed to appeal to contemporary taste for faraway lands and was dedicated to the war-time Governor General of India, Charles, Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805). The images are etched almost entirely in aquatint, which produces a soft tonal quality, and then enhanced with watercolour.

Reference: J R Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, p. 428

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ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS: IN PURSUIT OF THE PICTURESQUE
4-5 MAY 2022

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