Pen, black & brown ink & watercolour on paper
Mid 19th century
21 x 28.5 cms
A Palm grove in a Singhalese village near Galle, Sri Lanka.
This watercolour is the original for the print illustrated in R.K. de Silva,
Early Prints of Ceylon 1800 - 1900, London 1985, p.347
During the years 1854 - 1857 Hermann & his brothers Robert & Adolphe
were commissioned by the directors of the East India Company to undertake
a scientific mission to India & High Asia. In 1857, the year Adolphe died,
they published an atlas of panoramas & views of India & High Asia.
A further publication of four volumes of the work undertaken during this mission
was published in London & Leipzig in 1861.