The Hon.ble East India Comp.ys Ship William Fairlie, Commanded by Captain Thomas Blair. Leaving the Harbour of Prince of Wales' Island. To whom this Plate is Most Respectfully Inscribed by his obedient humble Servant, W.J. Huggins.
London, Published May 1.st 1828, by W.J. Huggins, Marine Painter, No.105 Leadenhall Street.
Coloured aquatint, framed. Visible area 424 x 565mm. 16¾ x 22¼". Extremely fine, unexamined out of frame.
The HEIC ship William Fairlie traded regularly between London and Canton for the East India Company between 1821 and 1832. The Calcutta merchant, William Fairlie supplied the East India Company's Bengal army with elephants, bullocks and victuals, and became one of the two largest shipowners of Calcutta. When he returned to England, Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, supposed Fairlie to be one of the greatest European merchants ever returning home from India.
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