The New Court House and Chandpam Ghaut from the Views of Calcutta

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Maker(s)
Artist: Thomas Daniell (1749 - 1840) William Daniell (1769 - 1837)
Historical period(s)
1787
School
Company School
Medium
Aquatint, ink, and watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 43.6 x 56.6 cm (17 3/16 x 22 5/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Lee and Roy Galloway
Accession Number
S1999.8.5
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

In contrast to their precise rendering of architecture, Thomas and William Daniell employed a fluid line to depict Calcutta's diverse inhabitants. Here devotees in a religious procession carry a peacock boat. Such vignettes reveal much about colonial customs and hierarchies.

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

Copyright with museum

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