Drawing of the Thillai Natarajah Temple, Chidambaram: plan of the temple complex

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RIBApix ref no RIBA66578
Artist/PhotographerChambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
CountryIndia
CityChidambaram
Subject Date1748
Image Date1748
ViewPlan
StyleHindu
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC54/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This drawing was made when Chambers was returning to Sweden from Canton and his ship docked in Madras. Its significance is twofold: it is the earliest surviving drawing by Chambers and the first drawing by a European architect of an eastern temple.

Subject tags

temples