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Part of Cheringhee, Calcutta

Part of Cheringhee, Calcutta

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

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: P941

Item number: plate 6

Length: 42.2

Width: 59.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 6 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' By the end of the 18th Century Calcutta was a flourishing city with beautiful public buildings and grand houses. The road to Chowringhee was a broad avenue on the east side of the Maidan where some of the grandest of Calcutta's neo-classical villas were situated. Although almost exclusively a British residential area, the land was normally owned and the houses erected by the local Bengali merchants and rented out

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