Richard Banner Oakeley / Holysaleswara Temple Sculpture, Halebid / 1856-1857Richard Banner Oakeley
Holysaleswara Temple Sculpture, Halebid

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Creator Name: Oakeley, Richard Banner
Creator Nationality: British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1825 - 1903
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Richard Banner Oakeley
Title: Holysaleswara Temple Sculpture, Halebid
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1856
Creation End Date: 1857
Creation Date: 1856-1857
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photograph
Materials and Techniques: albumenized salt print from waxed paper negative
Dimensions: Image: 27.2cm x 29.2cm, Mounted: 35.3cm x 44.4cm
Inscriptions: written in pencil on recto of mount: "Q1437"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2001.152
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Richard Banner Oakeley was one of four photographers known to have made the arduous journey to Halebid, India, between 1854 and 1857 to photograph the Holysaleswara Temple, a magnificent example of Hindu architecture and sculpture begun during the first half of the 12th century. In late 1856 on the recommendation of a friend, he marched some twenty days along treacherous country roads to locate this structure. Finding the temple more beautiful than any other building he had seen in southern India, Oakeley framed and lit his animated subject matter with consummate skill and invention. The image captures a sense of the lavish number of vivid sculptures that encircle the temple's walls.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2001.152
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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