Views in the Himala Mountains Temple of Mangnee - James Baillie Fraser - c 1825 Vintage Orientalist Paintings of India
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Views in the Himala Mountains Temple of Mangnee c 1825 is a Vintage Orientalist Paintings of India by James Baillie Fraser.
James Baillie Fraser (11 June 1783 – January 1856) was a Scottish travel writer and artist who illustrated and wrote about Asia Minor and India. Some of his watercolours made in the picturesque style represent early views of India and Persia.
ames was later to write a memoir on his life. Around the time that James visited, William had been appointed to work as a political agent in the Nepal war. Fascinated by the hilly country where they finally met, James began to sketch the scenery of the Himalayan region.
He later travelled the region, seeking the source of the rivers Yamuna and Ganga. James found that he was not good with human figures and decided to learn from portraits made of Gurkhas by the native artists (especially one named Lalljee) employed by his brother. In 1820 several of these aquatints were printed as Views in the Himala Mountains.