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A European gentleman's private residence near the Hooghly (Garden Reach), Calcutta

A European gentleman's private residence near the Hooghly (Garden Reach), Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/1(45)

Item number: 247145

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a residence near the Hooghly (Garden Reach), Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. Garden Reach, a suburb of Calcutta, was an area on the River Hooghly where many Europeans built large 'Garden Houses' with grounds sweeping down to the river's edge. The row of palladian mansions lining the river approach to the city provided an impressive view and made this one of the most fashionable areas of Calcutta. This is a vew looking across the garden towards the private residence in the Garden Reach district of Calcutta on the banks of the River Hooghly. Domestic servants are seen posing in the foreground.

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