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View in the Serampore Road

View in the Serampore Road

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

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1848

Shelfmark: X666(17)

Item number: Plate 17

Length: 28

Width: 19

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

This coloured lithograph was taken from plate 17 of Sir Charles D'Oyly's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. This print shows Serampore (Shrirampur) Road, one of the native parts of Calcutta. D'oyly drew more images of Indian life in Calcutta than any other contemporary artist. These were usually strikingly pretty but the locations of the views were difficult to pinpoint. Hence his images were not usually of any topographical value.

Serampore had been a Danish settlement from 1699 to 1845. It stood opposite Barrackpore, which was a former military cantonment converted into a country retreat and park for the Governor-General.

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