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Native shops in a Calcutta bazaar

Native shops in a Calcutta bazaar

Artist: Simpson, William (1823-1899)

Medium: Chromolithograph

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: X108(39)

Item number: Plate 39

Genre: Print

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 39 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Simpson often included scenes of local colour in his paintings, as in this detailed image of a small Indian shop in Calcutta selling lentils and grains. He thus brought an impression of contemporary India to the British public for the first time.

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