Interior with reclining man holding snake-like hookah, Calcutta, West Bengal. Coloured etching by François Balthazar Solvyns, 1799.
- Solvyns, Balt. 1760-1824.
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A snake, hooka
[Calcutta] : [François Balthazar Solvyns], 
1 print : etching, with watercolour.
Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 421.186
Wellcome Library no. 30630i
François Balthazar Solvyns, a Belgian artist, spent many years in Calcutta, producing drawings of the local people and their customs, showing different castes and street sellers. Solvyns employed local Indian artists to apply watercolour to his series "Manners, customs, and dresses of the Hindoos"