A view of Fort William, Calcutta, viewed from the land side, with shipping visible on the River Hooghly Attributed to William Baillie (1753-99), late 18th Century

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Lot 33
A view of Fort William, Calcutta, viewed from the land side, with shipping visible on the River Hooghly
Attributed to William Baillie (1753-99), late 18th Century

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,776) inc. premium

Islamic and Indian Art Online Sale

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5 Dec 2018 ended at 16:00 GMT

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A view of Fort William, Calcutta, viewed from the land side, with shipping visible on the River Hooghly
Attributed to William Baillie (1753-99), late 18th Century
watercolour on watermarked paper, inscribed verso in a contemporary hand East view of Fort William
377 x 539 mm.

Footnotes

  • For a similar view by Baillie of the low-lying fort, stronghold of the East India Company in Calcutta from the early 18th Century, see J. P. Losty, Calcutta: City of Palaces, London 1990, p. 37, fig. 13. Baillie published a series of twelve views of the city in 1794.
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