Posted on: 20 September 2013

On the Coromandel Coast, South India
by William Havell

Date painted: 1821
Oil on canvas, 69 x 86 cm

Collection: Reading Museum

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Coromandel, just pronounce 'C' as in cycle,'r' as 'L' you will call the right word 'Solamandal, the divn in Chola empire

Can anybody recognise where this is? I thought that the coastline was generally very flat and low lying along the Coromandel Coast. As my knowledge is only gained through studying maps, pictures and Google Earth, and I have never visited the Coromandel, I could very easily be wrong. However the coastline looks far more like that of the Malabar Coast, where the Ghats (which I have seen) rise up behind the coast. This looks very like Tellicherry to me. Regards Nick Balmer

It could be along Vizhagapatanam coast

Vizag it is!

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