A View of Chandpal Ghat

2015.113

A View of Chandpal Ghat

2015.113

Description

Drawn by James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856).
Engraved by Robert Havell Junior.

This is plate 1 from James Baillie Fraser's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. Fraser arrived in Calcutta in 1814 and in six years had produced these animated sketches of the busy city, published later as a collection of twenty-four superbly aquatinted plates.
This first plate in the collection extends from the west end of the city, where Esplanade Row meets the River Hooghly. It was the main landing place for visitors to the fast-growing city. The chunam (lime) - covered buildings, shining brightly in the sunshine, as here, were an exciting introduction to the city.

Gift of Pauline and Roy Rohatgi.

Collection

Prints, Drawings and Photographs

Object Type

Print

Material

Coloured Aquatint

Schools/Culture/Period

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Technique

Aquatint

Date

1783-1856

Location

Kolkata

Dimension

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