India, the Great Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar



This is a Digital Image not an actual print
Drawn by William Daniell RA and engraved by W. J. Cooke for ‘The Oriental Annual, or Scenes in India 1835’ by Hobart Caunter. Bodh Gaya is famous as it is the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment under what became known as the Bodhi Tree.
William Daniell was 15 years old when he arrived in Calcutta in 1786 with his artist/engraver uncle Thomas, who had adopted the boy after the death of William’s father, Thomas’s brother, in 1779. The Daniells stayed in India until 1793 travelling widely, sketching and painting everywhere they went. The original drawing for this engraving was done between 1788 and 1793

Steel engraving
Original image size 147 x 96 mm
Digital image size 3478 x 2289 px
29.4 cm x 19.4 cm (300 dpi)