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'Views along the Hooghly'. River Hooghly. Uncoloured aquatint with etching by James Moffat, Calcutta, 1798

'Views along the Hooghly'.  River Hooghly.  Uncoloured aquatint with etching by James Moffat, Calcutta, 1798

Artist and engraver: Moffat, James (1775-1815)

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: P322

Item number: 322

Length: 33.2

Width: 43.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Uncoloured aquatint with etching of the River Hooghly by James Moffat (1775-1815) one of his 'Views along the Hooghly' published in Calcutta in 1798. Calcutta was founded on the mud flats of Hooghly River, a tributary of the Ganges, by the English merchant Job Charnock in 1690. In addition to shipping on the river, private residences were built at the water's edge.

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