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Chowringhee Road. The Bishop's Palace

Chowringhee Road.  The Bishop's Palace

Artist: Wood, William (fl. 1827-1833)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1833

Shelfmark: X630(19)

Item number: Plate 19

Genre: Print

This lithograph is taken from plate 19 of William Wood's 'Views of Calcutta'. The mansions featured in Wood's panoramas of Chowringhee Road are normally unidentifiable. Exceptions include this image of the Bishop's Palace at No 5 Russell Street. This housed four successive Bishops of Calcutta between 1825 and 1849. The last of these, Bishop Wilson, built a new cathedral on the south-east corner of the Maidan and relocated the palace to a house opposite the cathedral.

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