5 October 1999
The Government House, Fort St.George (Abbey 420 no.35; Archer II, pl.9) )
Western Entrance of Fort St.George (Abbey 420 no.38; Archer II, pl.11)
hand-coloured aquatints, March 1798, September 1798 [watermarked 'J. Whatman 1794'], on thin paper, very light occasional spotting to second plate, affecting sky area and plate margin
each P.740 x 550mm.
March 1792: "The Government house is within the Fort; here the business of the English East India Company is transacted, but the residence of the Governor is at the distance of a mile and a quarter from Madras". Madras, the first of the important British settlements of the Company, was founded in 1639. Within the small fort, the Government House was erected. (2)
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Western entrance..... was executed after sketches drawn on the Daniells' return to Madras in jan 1793 - ? was the first plate too?
spotting very slight - worth putting?
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