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Serampore from across the Hooghly showing the Danish government buildings, and the church, built in 1805. Worked up from an earlier sketch of December 1838

Serampore from across the Hooghly showing the Danish government buildings, and the church, built in 1805. Worked up from an earlier sketch of December 1838

Artist: Layard, Frederic Peter (1818-1891)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1842

Shelfmark: WD4359

Item number: 4359

Length: 23.5

Width: 32.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen and ink drawing by Frederic Peter Layard (1818-1891) from an original sketch of 1838, of Srirampur in West Bengal, dated 1842. The image is inscribed: 'No.2. The Danish Settlement of Serampore near Calcutta. F.P. Layard. Sukkur 1842. Sketched December 1st 1838'. This view depicts the town from across the Hooghly showing the Danish government buildings, and the church, built in 1805.

Srirampur was a Danish settlement from 1699 to 1845 and stood opposite Barakpur, a former military cantonment converted into a country retreat and park for the Governor-General. The Danish settlements were all sold to the East India Company in 1845.

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