View of East India House
Artist: Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
This picture represents the final reconstruction of East India House in the late 1790s with a new building on an extended site designed by Richard Jupp. A central portico of six ionic fluted columns supports a pediment decorated with sculptures representing His Majesty extending a shield over the commerce of the company. A statue of Britannia crowns the top, with a statue of Asia to the east and one of Europe to the west.