Calcutta from the River Hoogly: Gentoo Buildings 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: 43.8 x 55.1 cm (17 1/4 x 21 11/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Lee and Roy Galloway
Accession Number
S1999.8.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Print

Keywords
city, India, river, 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

Calcutta's importance was based upon its strategic location on the Hugli (Hoogly) River linking the Bay of Bengal with the north Indian plain. In front of banks lined with the warehouses and homes of Indian (or Gentoo) merchants, the Hugli bustles with river traffic. Country boats with bamboo decks and a horse-headed pleasure craft ply up and down the river. The tall ship flying a British flag in the middle of the composition is similar to the type Thomas and William Daniell used during their travels up the river.

Published References
  • Lincoln Paine. The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World. New York. .
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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