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Street scene with musician playing a saurinda, a type of violin, Calcutta, West Bengal. Coloured etching by François Balthazar Solvyns, 1799.
- Solvyns, Balt. (Balthazar), 1760-1824.
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[Calcutta] : [François Balthazar Solvyns], 
1 print : etching, with watercolour.
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"
Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 421.196
Wellcome Library no. 31130i