Old Government House from the Views of Calcutta

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Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Daniell (1749 - 1840) William Daniell (1769 - 1837)
Historical period(s)
1788
School
Company School
Medium
Aquatint, ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 44.1 x 56.6 cm (17 3/8 x 22 5/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Lee and Roy Galloway
Accession Number
S1999.8.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Print

Keywords
city, India, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Lee and Roy Galloway, Easton, MD, acquired by the donors in India in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Lee and Roy Galloway in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Galloway

Label

Thomas and William Daniells' prints were immediately popular with British audiences because they were the first to record the emerging colonial city in precise and reassuring detail. The Old Government House, a European-style building with Ionic columns and roof balustrades punctuated by urns, dominates this composition. In the street below, a wealthy Indian merchant or nobleman surrounded by his retinue of soldiers, drummers, and elephants, awaits entry to the courthouse.

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum