'This book is the first comprehensive compilation of plates and prints published on Sri Lanka for the period 1800-1900. These plates, accompanied by a text, originally appeared in folio sized travelogues.

In addition to reproducing all 156 plates in colour together with their original texts, the author has provided a biographical note on each artist; a bibliographical page enabling easy identification of loose plates (as they most often appear today); comments on the plates; and lively explanatory notes on the texts, covering a variety of topics which embrace not only the topography but also the customs and habits of Sri Lankan society, both past and present.' - from the front flap

Includes a guide to different types of prints and a glossary of name of places. With a short biography of the author.

Please note that the sequel to this book by the same author, Illustrations and Views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796 is also in AAA's collection.
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Onsite

author

R.K. DE SILVA

Location code REF.SIR4
Language

English

Keywords

printmakingarchivehistorySri Lanka

Publication/Creation date

1985

No of pages

362

ISBN / ISSN

0951071009

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Samuel Daniell
Henry Salt
Thomas Fraser
William Daniell
William Lyttleton
Charles Auber
James Stephanoff
Military Prints
John Deschamps
Alexei Soltykoff
Friedrich Waldemar
Emanuel Andrasy
Bridges
Charles O'Brien
Eugene de Ransonnet
Vereker Hamilton and Stewart Fasson
Miscellaneous Prints
Hermann Schlagintweit
Thomas Dutton
E. Hildebrandt
Not Known
J. Holnay
Not Known
Early Prints of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1800 - 1900
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Early Prints of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1800 - 1900