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European house on river bank, Cossipur (Bengal). c.1830

European house on river bank, Cossipur (Bengal). c.1830

Artist: Blagrave, Jane (fl. 1809-1840)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1830

Shelfmark: WD1702

Item number: 1702

Length: 10.9

Width: 15.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Drawing in pen and ink on paper of a European house on the river bank at Cossipur near Calcutta by Jane Blagrave c.1830. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'J.M.A.B. Mrs Wilson's Refuge. Cossipore.'

In the 18th century, Calcutta was known as the 'City of Palaces' for the elegance of its public buildings and private residences. A number of these residences were situated at the riverside with large grounds. This European house is colonial in style and has a columned veranda. Calcutta is situated on the River Hooghly, a tributary of the Ganges.

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