Paugla Pool, with Part of Dacca in the Extreme Distance
Artist: D'Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)
This etching was taken from plate 3 of Charles D'Oyly's 'Antiquities of Dacca'.
Paugla Pool was a famous bridge erected in the 17th century, but ruined by the time D'Oyly or his co-author James Atkinson saw it. Atkinson wrote of this image: " part of the city of Dacca is seen in the distance, under an effect of light, and shade which was studied on the spot. The far-off white houses of the European inhabitants, when illuminated by a partial gleam of sun-light, form a sparkling contrast to the broad masses and dark foliage of the fore-ground, and the romantic ruins of the bridge."