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The Cathedral, Calcutta.

The Cathedral, Calcutta.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(85)

Item number: 2785

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta from the Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by Samuel Bourne in c.1864. Located on the south-east corner of the Maidan, St. Paul's Cathedral was designed by Major W. N. Forbes, architect of the silver mint, in an Indo-Gothic architectural style. Rev. Daniel Wilson, the Bishop of Calcutta was the major financial contributor to the building. St Paul's Cathedral, the first Cathedral Church in India, was commenced in 1839, the spire, modelled on the Canterbury Cathedral in Britain, was added in 1938 to replace an earlier one. The interior is notable for its stained glass window, designed by Edward Burne-Jones in memory of the viceroy, Lord Mayo.

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