Posted by John Samuel Vekal

Pencil drawing of Kottayam Cheriyapally (Kerala , India)

Pencil drawing of Kottayam Cheriyapally (Kerala , India) by Josiah Bateman (c.1802-1893) .Inscribed on the front is: ‘I scrambled through a native house and stood upon a mound in the garden rather too close to the church in order to take this view. It is rather more confined than this gives the idea of but quite correct – I wandered here the first morning’. A further inscription on the front reads: ‘Pure Syrian Church at Cattayam in which the Bishop preached Nov. 22. 35. Called the Little Church taken from a garden close at hand’.

Source: Online Gallery of British Library