Robert Gill

Military Officer, Deceased Person

1804 – 1875

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Who was Robert Gill?

Major Robert Gill was an army officer, antiquarian, painter and photographer in British India. He is best known for his paintings copying the frescoes of the Ajanta caves. Gill was the first painterafter their rediscovery in 1819 – to make extensive copies of the Buddhist cave paintings, which mostly date to the 5th century CE. His surviving copies and drawings remain significant in Ajanta studies as the originals have significantly deteriorated since his time.

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Born
Sep 26, 1804
London
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Apr 10, 1875
Bhusawal

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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