24.0 x 24.0 in. / 61.0 x 61.0 cm.
Oil on canvas
The capacity of oil paint to render optical effects with great accuracy was adopted by local painters long before it was introduced in art academies by the British. However, many artists of the period remained anonymous. These landscapes captured the impenetrable mountain ranges of the Himalayas, igniting the imagination of the artist—and subsequently the viewer—of the vista. Often motifs of shelter were created as foil to the inhospitable terrain, in the form of a house, cave or, as seen in this Untitled work, a monastery.