Chowringhee Road Plate 24
Artist: Wood, William (fl. 1827-1833)
This lithograph derives from plate 24 of William Wood's 'Views of Calcutta'.This series of prints presents an almost continuous panorama of Calcutta's buildings as viewed from the Maidan. Starting with Chandpal Ghat, they extend along Esplanade Row and then turn into Chowringhee, providing many views of the proud mansions that made Chowringhee Road a much-vaunted address for the European residents of Calcutta. One contemporary writer described these houses in the fashionable suburb: "clusters of columns, long colonnades and lofty gateways have a very imposing effect, especially when mingled with forest trees and flowering shrubs."