NOTES: This drawing is one of a number of sketches of Italian paintings, sculpture, Medieval and Renaissance costume and miscellaneous tracings by Godwin from an album containing items relating to architecture and ornament. Alfred George Stevens travelled to Italy in 1834 where he spent nine years studying the frescoes and paintings of the Old Masters. In the early 1840s, after attending a design course at the Florentine Academy, he returned to London.
NOTES: Texier has annotated the drawing 'Combat de Roustem et d'Arbimane.' This drawing was probably produced by a local draughtsman for Charles Felix Marie Texier for use in his publications and later presented to the RIBA.
NOTES: This drawing was executed to illustrate a publication or paper on Indian Architecture entitled 'Fragments of Indian Architecture selected principally from the excavations in the Mountain of Elora near Aurungabad in the Degan as also from the Island of Eliphanta Bombay.'