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Custom House Wharf

Custom House Wharf

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

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: X666(4)

Item number: Plate 4

Length: 41

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This coloured lithograph is taken from plate 4 of Sir Charles D'Oyly's 'Views of Calcutta and its environs'. It shows a forest of masts on the River Hooghly at Custom House Wharf, adjoining the esplanade walk at Chandpal Ghat. Bishop Heber of Calcutta wrote: "a very handsome quay is continued along this side of the river ... and it bids fair to be a very great additional ornament and convenience to Calcutta. Vessels of all descriptions, to the burden of 600 tons, may lie almost close up to this quay, and there is always a crowd of ships and barks."

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