[View of part of Chowringhee].
Lithograph. Sheet: 510 x 375mm, (20 x 14¼").
View of the Chowringhee area of Calcutta. Originally a suburb of Calcutta, Chowringhee had a reputation for grandeur on account of the large buildings and sweeping vistas and even earning the city the name 'City of Palaces'. Several tanks, or resevoirs were created in the area for the provision of water. The image depicts several of the large houses built in the area, in the foreground several figures and animals gather around the edge of the resevoir to bathe and drink. From Charles D'Oyly's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'.
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