Julius Middleton Boyd
(1837 - 1919)
- Four watercolours on paper
Signed 'J. Boyd' lower right
Julius Middleton Boyd was an officer of the English East India Company stationed in Western India during the mid-nineteenth century. An album of thirty-six drawings of landscapes and monuments by him, mainly of locales in Western and Central India, is currently in the collection of the British Library.
Reproduced in an album inscribed: 'Sketches in India', flyleaf inscribed: 'Genrl. Boyd, 56 Coombe Rd. S. Croydon'.
Thirty-six drawings of landscapes and monuments mainly in Bombay and Western India, also Rajasthan and Central India, 1880s. Typed title and notes pasted opposite each drawing. The water-colour on f.34 is misplaced and should have been f.36. The mount is inscribed 'This has been accidently wrongly bound up. This should be the last picture in the book'. Watercolour; album 37 x 26 cms
Presented by Miss I.G. Boyd, daughter of the artist, 1975, together with Mss Eur A114 (National Archive ref.).
f.1 'The Esplanade, Bombay'.
f.2 'Caves of Elephanta'.
f.3 'View of Malabar Point - Bombay'.
f.4 'Mahim Creek - Bombay'.
f.5 'View on the ascent to 'Mahteran''.
f.6 ''Louisa Point Mahteran''.
f.7 ''Ponsonby's Spring Mahteran''.
f.8 'View from Dhobie's Point 'Mahteran''.
f.9 'The Western Ghauts Railway'.
f.10 'Front of Rock-cut temple - Karlee'.
f.11 'Interior of rock-cut temple - 'Karlee''.
f.12 'Street scene in the city of Poona'.
f.13 'On the Moota Moola River'.
f.14 'Temples and burial ground near Poona'.
f.15 'Temple and tombs near Poona'.
f.16 'Bed of an Indian river'.
f.17 'Gunputtee Festival on the Moota River near Poona'.
f.18 'Gateway of Hill Fort - Singurh'.
f.19 'Hindoo temples at Waie'.
f.20 'Temple at Pauchgunny'.
f.21 'Waterfall in the Western Ghats Mountains'.
f.22 'The Blue Valley - Mahabaleshwar'.
f.23 'Temples near Baroda'.
f.24 ''After sunset' on the river at Jowrah'.
f.25 'Fort of 'Jeerun' - 'Rajpootana''.
f.26 'Temple at 'Jeerun''.
f.27 'Sunset at Oodeypore'.
f.28 'Chaitya at Ajunta'.
f.29 'Interior of Chaitya at Ajunta'.
f.30 'Gateway at Sanchi Tope'.
f.31 'Temples and Bathing place at Rutlam'.
f.32 'Temples at 'Mowlee''.
f.33 'Approach to 'Reodanda''.
f.34 'My Tent'.
f.35 'Temples and bathing reservoir at 'Chonk''.
f.36 'Ruins at Reodanda'.