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South view of the New Government House,Calcutta

South view of the New Government House,Calcutta

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

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1803

Shelfmark: P3100

Item number: 3100

Length: 46.6

Width: 59.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Aquatint of the south view of the New Government House at Calcutta by James Moffat (1775-1815) published in Calcutta in 1803. When Marquis Wellesley became Governor-General of Calcutta in 1798, he decided that the existing Government House was not a suitable for his position and needs. The architect of the new Government House, Captain Charles Wyatt of the Bengal Engineers, based his designs on Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. This view shows the southern fa├žade. There is a circular colonnade with a dome in the centre and two projecting wings either side. The architectural style of the building is Neo-Classical.

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