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'View of the large Pagoda at Nuddea'. Aquatint with etching by and after James Moffat, published Calcutta c.1804. One of a set of views of Bengal and along the Ganges

'View of the large Pagoda at Nuddea'. Aquatint with etching by and after James Moffat, published Calcutta c.1804. One of a set of views of Bengal and along the Ganges

Artist: Moffat, James (1775-1815)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: P110

Item number: 110

Length: 42.5

Width: 56.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Aquatint with etching of a large pagoda in Nadia by and after James Moffat (1775-1815) one of a set of views of Bengal along the Ganges and published Calcutta c.1804. James Moffat, a Scotsman, was based in Calcutta from the age of fourteen and is thought to have learnt his trade as an engraver in the city. Nadia, a district in West Bengal, is situated to the north of Calcutta. The building in this view is located at the bank of a river and consists of a dominating square structure crowned by a large dome. There are bathers in the foreground.

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