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The Bentinck Statue & Government House [Calcutta]

The Bentinck Statue & Government House [Calcutta]

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 29/(2)

Item number: 292

Length: 19.2

Width: 31.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Bentinck statue and Government House from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' was taken in the 1860s by Samuel Bourne. A view looking eastwards along Esplanade Row, with Richard Westmacott's statue of Sir William Cavendish-Bentinck, Governor-General of India from 1833-1835, in the foreground and the western entrance to Government House beyond. Government House, designed by Captain Charles Wyatt and built between 1799-1802, was the residence for the British Governors-General till 1911. The neo-classical architectural style was based on Robert Adam's design of the Derbyshire's Kedleston Hall which was completed in 1770.

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