Chowringhee Road Plate 17
Artist: Wood, William (fl. 1827-1833)
This lithograph derives from plate 17 of William Wood's 'Views of Calcutta'. Chowringhee Road was the principal route through the main European residential area of Calcutta. In the foreground, people tend their animals and relax in groups.
These were years of enormous and largely uncoordinated growth in Calcutta, and the characteristic view of the city became one in which scenes of flourishing wealth were juxtaposed with ones of ramshackle poverty.