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Market scene, Calcutta, West Bengal. Coloured etching by François Balthazar Solvyns, 1799.

Solvyns, Balt. 1760-1824.
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[1799]
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Publication/Creation

[Calcutta] : [François Balthazar Solvyns], [1799]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour.

Lettering

A bazar ; Indian market

Publications note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 421.250

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31452i

Lettering note

Latter part of lettering is in ink manuscript
Bears number : section 12th ; no. 22

Creator/production credits

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"

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