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Drawing - Part of the old fort; the mosque in the Chouk & Gate of the Great Cuttra, Dacca
  • Part of the old fort
    Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852
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Part of the old fort; the mosque in the Chouk & Gate of the Great Cuttra, Dacca

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Dhaka (drawn)

  • Date:

    29/10/1808 (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.2044-1928

  • 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 part of the old fort, the Chowk Mosque and the gate of the Bara Katra, Dhaka. In the foreground are several figures including a man riding an elephant, three men with a sedan chair, a man restraining a horse and two dogs.

Place of Origin

Dhaka (drawn)

Date

29/10/1808 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title

'Octr 29. 1808'
Dated

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 in volume, Width: 15.375 in volume, Height: 7.5 in sheet, Width: 13.875 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by George Chinnery, 'Part of the old fort; the mosque in the Chouk & Gate of the Great Cuttra, Dacca,' from an album of 175 sheets of sketches made in India and China, pencil on paper, Dhaka, 1808

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

Sedan chair; Elephant; Mosque; Horses

Categories

Drawings; Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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