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The Writers' Buildings, Calcutta(Abbey 420 no.30; Archer II, pl.4) Part of Cheringhee, Calcutta (Abbey 420 no.32; Archer II, pl. 6)

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The Writers' Buildings, Calcutta(Abbey 420 no.30; Archer II, pl.4) Part of Cheringhee, Calcutta (Abbey 420 no.32; Archer II, pl. 6) hand-coloured aquatints, February & August 1798 [both watermarked 'J.Whatman 1809']. thick paper P.480 x 650mm.; 480 x 655mm. "The Writer's Building [was] so called from being the residence of the junior part of the Gentlemen in the service of the English East India Company". "Cheringhee is situated on the east side of the Esplanade [...]. The houses, which are of brick, stuccoed, and afterwards coloured, are inhabited by opulent English gentlemen, and are well constructed to counteract, as much as possible, the inconveniences of so hot a climate". For a watercolour of Cheringhee see lot 76. (2)
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