Nicholl R.H.A., Andrew (1804 - 1886)
Ceylon / Sri Lanka; 'Elephant Watch House and fortified Rock of Sigirii...' [sic. Sigiriya]. Elephant chasing houses ("pala" in Sinhalese) were common in Ceylon where most of the population farmed the land through Chena cultivation. The stations were manned throughout the night to chase away any Elephants or other large animals that might attack their fields. This is still practised in some rural areas. Pencil. Inscribed. July 1848. Provenance: the Emerson Tennant family, Co Fermanagh, and by descent. 9x12.75 inches.

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