'View of the large pagoda at Nuddea' [Nadia]. Aquatint, drawn and engraved by James Moffat, published Calcutta undated
Artist: Moffat, James (1775-1815)
Medium: Aquatint with etching
Aquatint with etching of a large pagoda in Nadia drawn and engraved by James Moffat (1775-1815) and published in 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.