View of the Botanic Garden House and Reach

Material Information

View of the Botanic Garden House and Reach
Series Title:
Views of Calcutta and its Environs
Fraser, James Baillie, 1783-1856 ( Artist )
Havell, Robert, 1769-1832 ( contributor )
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Subjects / Keywords:
Botanical gardens ( LCSH )
India -- Hugli River ( LCSH )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- West Bengal -- Kolkata District -- Kolkata
22.553713 x 88.303105


General Note:
According to the British Library, this is plate 4 from James Baillie Fraser's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. Fraser (1783-1856) arrived in Calcutta in 1814 and in six years produced these animated sketches of the busy city, published later as a collection of twenty-four superbly aquatinted plates.
General Note:
According to the British Library, this is one of two views of the river Hooghly, this one looks up to the Botanic Garden House on the left and the palatial country residences of Garden Reach on the right. The house, built in 1795, was the residence of the Superintendent of the Gardens, the great botanist Dr William Roxburgh. The gardens were established by the East India Company in 1786, through the efforts of Colonel Robert Kyd, its first superintendent.
General Note:
"Published for the proprietor by Mess'rs. Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street, June 1, 1824."
General Note:
"Drawn by James B. Fraser."
General Note:
"Engraved by Rob't. Havell Jun'r., 79 Newman Str., Oxford Str."
General Note:
A reach is an free-running, uninterrupted stretch of a stream or river
General Note:
Coloured aquatint

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Art and Image Collection
Rights Management:
This image is believed to be in the public domain.