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A View of Esplanade Row, from the Chowringhee Road

A View of Esplanade Row, from the Chowringhee Road

Artist: Fraser, James Baillie

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1826

Shelfmark: X644(2)

Item number: Plate 2

Genre: Print

This is plate 3 from James Baillie Fraser's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. Fraser (1783-1856) arrived in Calcutta in 1814 and in six years produced these animated sketches of the busy city.

Chowringhee Road, now Jawarhalal Nehru Road, was the main north-south road through the city, and also the main settlement for the British in Calcutta at the time. The road runs for two miles along the Maidan, a wide, grassy open space.

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