An album of fifteen images by Neill including a three-part panorama, albumen prints laid on linen, images 255 x 352mm., limp Edwardian roan wrapper, lettered on upper cover, oblong folio, [c.1855]
The contents of the album are listed by G.W.W. (19.2.14) on the flyleaf, with the following note "These photographs were given me by the Artist who took them, a Medical officer of some Native Regiment at Trichinopoly, whose name I have forgotten but whose list of them I have preserved and copied above. We met at Bellery in 1854 or 1855, & I lent him my camping Equipage & servants for a week while he took them...".
Neill was attached to the Indian Medical Service at Madras and is, of course, a very well-remembered practitioner, particlularly for his contributions to Ferguson and Taylor's Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore, 1866, several images for which are included in this collection:
Three-part panorama of the temples at Hampi; Porch of the Tempe of Gunesha; Part of the Temple of Vittoba, in the ruins of Bijanagar; another of the same; A stone rath or Idol Car in the ruins of Bijanagar; A Dorbar Khana probably in the ruins at Kamalapur; Tower in the wall of a Zenana in the ruins at Kamalapur; Building in a Zenana compound in the ruins at Kamalapur; Granite wall with Sculpture in the ruins at Kamalapur; Gigantic Statue of Narsima, between Hampi & Kamalapur --Probably broken by a Mohamedan Iconoclast; Basso Reliefs, 6 feet high, of Hanuman the Monkey God, at Kamalapur; Part of the Great Pagoda at Hallabid. In Mysore; Droog.
In addition the lot includes an album leaf with images of two bridges, both captioned as "...built by me in 1846-1847". See illustration on Lower Cover.