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A View In The North Street Of Fort St. George.

A View In The North Street Of Fort St. George.

Artist: Ward, Francis Swain (1736 - 94)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: X768/2(4)

Item number: 20004

Genre: Print

Plate four from '24 Views in Indostan by William Orme'. This aquatint is based on a picture by Francis Swaine Ward (1736-94) and represents the north street that ran through Fort Saint George, Madras (now known as Chennai), Tamil Nadu. In 1644 the British began building this fort. It served as a key trading post for the British East India Company. The Georgian style buildings represented in this picture were probably constructed between 1750 and 1783, when the fort was rebuilt according to the designs of a mathematician named Bartholomew Robbins.

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