A View of Chinsura the Dutch settlement in Bengal
Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
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."