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A View of Chinsura the Dutch settlement in Bengal

A View of Chinsura the Dutch settlement in Bengal

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: X307(28)

Item number: plate 28

Length: 33.3

Width: 48

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This is plate 28 from William Hodges' 'Select Views in India'. Hodges travelled past the Dutch settlement at Chinsura during his 1781/82 tour of Bengal. Located on the west bank of the river Bhagirathi in West Bengal, Chinsura had been settled by the Dutch in the previous century. Hodges wrote: "This is the residence of the Dutch Governor and his Council. There is a fort and within that the factories of the Dutch East-India Company in this part of India. Chiunsura is remarkable for the pleasantness of its situation and its healthiness."

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