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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. 1760-1824.
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[1799]

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Credit: Street scene with musician playing a saurinda, a type of violin, Calcutta, West Bengal. Coloured etching by François Balthazar Solvyns, 1799. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour.

Publications note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 421.196

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31130i

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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