View from the Cave, Elephanta Temple, India
Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Ltd
This watercolour was not in fact engraved but a watercolour by William Purser entitled `Entrance of the Cave Temple of Elephanta' was. A view by Cotman of `Perawa, Malawa' was engraved for the book however and the original watercolour which is slightly smaller than the present work is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (8-1875). Another unused Indian view by Cotman, `The Tomb of Hyder Ali Khan, Rajah of Mysore' is in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.
We are grateful to Tim Wilcox for confirming the attribution to Cotman.