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'View of the large pagoda at Nuddea' [Nadia]. Aquatint, drawn and engraved by James Moffat, published Calcutta undated

'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

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: P3111

Item number: 3111

Length: 43

Width: 34

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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.

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