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Refreshment rooms, Eden Gardens

Refreshment rooms, Eden Gardens

Lithographer: Brooks, Vincent (1814-85)

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: P2902

Item number: 2902

Length: 14.8

Width: 23.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Lithograph of the Refreshment rooms at Eden Gardens in Calcutta by Vincent Robert Alfred Brooks (1814-85) one of 'Eight views of Calcutta' published in London c.1870. Eden Gardens are situated at the northern end of the Maidan. They were laid out in 1834 and named after Emily and Fanny Eden, the sisters to Lord Auckland. Auckland was the Governor-General of India from 1836-1842. In 1840, Eden Gardens were formally opened to the public and for many years they were a fashionable evening meeting-place in Calcutta. The gardens are also home to the Calcutta Cricket Club.

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