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Garden Reach

Garden Reach

Artist: D'Oyly, Sir Charles (1781-1845)

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: X666(3)

Item number: Plate 3

Length: 28

Width: 42

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This coloured lithograph is taken from plate 3 of Sir Charles D'Oyly's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. Garden Reach was a suburb of Calcutta where large 'garden houses' swept down to the river's edge, making an impressive view for travellers on their approach to the city. Shalimar, the domed building in the view, was the house of Colonel Robert Kyd, who founded Calcutta's Botanical Gardens in 1786. On the left is a dockyard begun in 1780 by Colonel Henry Watson and later acquired by Kyd's two sons, James and Alexander.

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