Chowringhee Road


This coloured lithograph is plate XXV of Sir Charles D'Oyly's Views of Calcutta and its Environs. Chowringhee Road formed part of the main residential area for European settlers in Calcutta. This view was taken from 11 Esplanade Row and looks across a reservoir to the Ochterlony Column. Erected in honour of Sir David Ochterlony (1758–1825), a commander of the East India Company, the monument is now known as the Shahid Minar or Martyr's Turret in memory of Indian freedom fighters.

D’Oyly, who was born in India and worked for the British government, was a keen amateur artist and ran his own lithographic press at Patna. His Views of Calcutta were published posthumously in 1848.

Full title:
Chowringhee Road from No. XI Esplanade, from Views of Calcutta and its Environs
1848, London
Dickinson & Co.
View / Lithograph / Colour
Sir Charles D'Oyly
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Public Domain
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British Library
X 905 (25)

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