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View on the Chitpore Road, Calcutta

View on the Chitpore Road, Calcutta

Artist and engraver: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: P937

Item number: plate 2

Length: 54.6

Width: 74.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 2 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The Chitpore Road in Calcutta led north through the Bara or Great Bazaar, and was the main thoroughfare and market for the Bengali community in the city. Various wealthy Indians lived in this area like '...a native Bengal merchant...' whose residence has a verandah overlooking the street and an open roof-top pavilion looking towards the temple in the distance.

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