The Kasthamandapa, Kathmandu
Inscribed: Kashthmandap or Gorakhnath’s temple in Kathmandu: Built in reign of Lakshmi Nar Sinh 715 Newar era. [In pencil:] 249 years ago (date of drawing = 1844 A.D.) No 49.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.Head notes: It has now been disproved that Laxmi Narsingha Malla built the temple in the 16th century and its origins are thought to date from the 13th century.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson.
Pencil and wash : paper size: 30 x 48.3 cm, mount size: 55 x 66 cm.
Chitrakar, Raj Man Singh
Hodgson, Brian Houghton
RAS Hodgson 022.049.
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