5 October 1999
Nicolas Pocock, O.W.S. (1740-1821)
Old Fort Ghaut and the west view of the Old Fort, Calcutta
signed with initials 'NP' (lower right) and signed again and dated 'N Pocock 1796' (lower left, on the bank)
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, within the artist's grey wash border
9 x 11 in. (23.5 x 29.9 cm.)
with Agnew's, London.
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The present watercolour is a copy of the Thomas Daniell print of the same view (see J. Losty, Calcutta, City of Palaces, London, 1990, p. 55, fig. 26). The print was first published in 1786.
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