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Scenery on the banks of the Hooghly 247412

Scenery on the banks of the Hooghly 247412

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(12)

Item number: 247412

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a residence on the Hooghly, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. This is a view on the banks of the River Hooghly looking up towards a European villa. This house is probably in Garden Reach, a suburb of Calcutta, 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 Calcutta provided an impressive view and used to be one of the most fashionable areas of Calcutta.

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