View of Esplanade Row, Calcutta from Chouringhee Rd

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: India
    City: New Delhi
    Place: British High Commission

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

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  • About the artist
    Robert Havell junior was the son of painter, engraver and publisher Robert Havell senior. Together with his father, Robert junior formed the firm of R. Havell & Son. Father and son worked jointly on numerous projects, including their ‘Series of Views of the Public Buildings & Bridges in London’ (1821-22) and ‘Birds of America’ (1827-39) for the American ornithologist John James Audubon. However, Robert senior died in 1832, leaving his son to complete the project. In the following few years Havell focused on oil painting. As a result of his friendship with Audubon, he decided to emigrate to America, moving to Tarrytown, New York state, in 1857. Here he became a leading member of the Hudson River school. He died in Tarrytown at the age of 84.
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  • Details
    Title
    View of Esplanade Row, Calcutta from Chouringhee Rd
    Date
    April 1824
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 31.50 cm, width: 43.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, June 1960
    GAC number
    5203