In 1802, Henry Salt left London to accompany Lord Valentia on a lengthy tour of Southeast Asian and African countries. Salt’s drawings served to illustrate Lord Valentia’s Voyages and Travels to India, published in 1809. Large format aquatints were a popular medium for depicting topographical landscapes and architectural sites. Etching was used to outline the details, while the distinctive granular look of the aquatint is visible in large expanses of graduated tonal values throughout the print. Colored washes were applied by hand to complete the image.
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- Titles Ruins of the Fort at Juanpore on the River Goomtee (Proper)
- Artist After a drawing by, Henry Salt, British, active London, born 1780 - died 1827 / Daniel Havell, British, 1785 - 1826 / Published by, William Miller, British, 1796 - 1882
- Medium etching and hand-colored aquatint
- Dimensions sheet: 19 7/8 × 26 5/8 in. (50.5 × 67.6 cm) plate: 18 3/4 × 25 1/2 in. (47.6 × 64.8 cm) image: 16 5/16 × 23 3/8 in. (41.4 × 59.4 cm) mat: 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ireland, 1985.24
- Work Type print
- Classification Prints
- Signature Watermark, bottom left, in reverse: J WHATMAN
- Marks Watermark, bottom left, in reverse: J WHATMAN
- Inscription Recto, in plate, below image left, printed: DRAWN BY HENRY SALT. In plate, below image right, printed: ENGRAVED BY D. HAVELL. NO. V II[partially erased]. In plate, below image center, printed: RUINS OF THE FORT AT JUANPORE ON THE RIVER GOOMTEE. / [smaller font] Published as the Act directs, by William Miller Albemarle Street, May 1st. 1809. Verso: none
- Provenance Charles W. and Caroline P. Ireland, Birmingham, Alabama and Lynn Haven, Florida; gift to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1985