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Scene in Bombay Plate 7

Scene in Bombay Plate 7

Artist: Grindlay, Robert Melville (1786-1877)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1826

Shelfmark: X400(7)

Item number: Plate 7

Genre: Print

This is plate 7 from Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India'. Grindlay (1786-1877) was only 17 when he arrived in India in 1803. He served with the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 to 1820 and during this period made a large collection of sketches and drawings.

Grindlay explains that in 1811, the Bombay 'Green' was "an irregular area, surrounded by various public buildings and originally intended for the Garrison-Parade; but occupied during the dry season by vast piles of cotton bales, marine stores, and various bulky articles of merchandise."

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