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Drawing - Ruins of the Old Fort, Calcutta
  • Ruins of the Old Fort, Calcutta
    Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852
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Ruins of the Old Fort, Calcutta

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (drawn)

  • Date:

    3/10/1818 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by James Orange

  • Museum number:

    E.2071-1928

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 92, shelf D, box 16

Physical description

A drawing from an album containing 175 sheets of sketches made in China and India. The drawing is in pencil and depicts the ruins of a fort in Kolkata.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (drawn)

Date

3/10/1818 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in pencil with title

'Octr 3. 1818'
Dated

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 in volume, Width: 15.375 in volume, Height: 6.375 in sheet, Width: 9 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by George Chinnery, 'Ruins of the Old Fort, Calcutta,' from an album of 175 sheets of sketches made in India and China, pencil on paper, Kolkata, 1818

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Ruins; Fort

Categories

Drawings; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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