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A View of the River, Shipping and Town, from near Smith's Dock

A View of the River, Shipping and Town, from near Smith's Dock

Artist: Fraser, James Baillie

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1826

Shelfmark: X644(18)

Item number: Plate 18

Genre: Print

This is plate 18 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, published later as a collection of 24 superbly aquatinted plates.

This view was taken from the premises of Smith's Dock Company on the bank of the River Hooghly in Calcutta.

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