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British India: Barackpore.

British India: Barackpore.

Artist: Hardinge, Charles Stewart (1822 - 1894)

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1847

Shelfmark: X738/1(2)

Item number: 73812

Length: 37

Width: 25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 2 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. The author, Von Orlich described this view of Barackpore as 'really enchanting; the broad river, with many country seats, gardens, pagodas, flights of steps, and palm groves, presents and interrupted and busy scene of boats and bathers. In the evening the banks are illuminated with innumerable lamps. On beholding such scenery I again felt the often cherished wish that I could send to my friends at home, as if by magic, a picture of this diversified view of land and water, which quite overpowers the feelings...'

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