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Old Council House, Calcutta

Old Council House, Calcutta

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Wash

Date: 1791

Shelfmark: WD1294

Item number: 1294

Length: 46.6

Width: 64.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen and ink wash drawing of the Old Council House at Calcutta in West Bengal by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840) and his nephew William Daniell (1769-1837) dated c.1792. This image is the original drawing for plate 3 of part 2 of the Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery' that was published in six parts between 1795 and 1810. By the end of the 18th century, Calcutta had become a flourishing city with many neo-classical public buildings flanking the north side of the Esplanade. The Council House was erected in 1764.

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