The Old Fort Ghauht from the Views of Calcutta

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: 44.1 x 56.6 cm (17 3/8 x 22 5/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Lee and Roy Galloway
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1999.8.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Etching

Keywords
city, India, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

When the East India Company constructed a second, larger fort in Calcutta, the Old Fort became a customs station and warehouse for goods passing through the port city. Ghats (or ghauts), sloped or stepped landing places, served as passageways for commercial lading as well as for those local inhabitants who descended the Hugli River's banks to bathe.

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