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A Radish Plant, Seed, and Flower

A Radish Plant, Seed, and Flower

This painting is from the collection of Major James Nathaniel Rind, an enthusiastic collector in India between 1778 and 1804. The unknown artist of this work has identified the specimen by way of the Persian wr... more

A Plan of the Docks, Slips, and Dock-yard, Constructing at Calcutta

A Plan of the Docks, Slips, and Dock-yard, Constructing at Calcutta

Dedicatoria : "To His Most Exceleent Majesty George the Third ; This Plan of the Docks and Marine Yard, now constructing in Bengal, for the Support of the East India Company's Acquisitions and Commerce in Asa :... more

Cactus Plant in Flower

Cactus Plant in Flower

The night-blooming Cereus cactaceae only displays its beautiful fragrant blossoms in the moonlight, which is reflected by the flower’s white petals, thereby attracting various pollinators. As is typical for suc... more

Ashoka Tree Flower, Leaves, Pod, and Seed

Ashoka Tree Flower, Leaves, Pod, and Seed

At the bottom of the page, the painting is inscribed Jonesia asoca, the Latin name for the tree commonly called Ashoka. Sanskrit for "without sorrow," the term "Ashoka" refers to the bark’s reputed homeopathic ... more

Two Sides of a Bengal River Fish

Two Sides of a Bengal River Fish

This painting most likely illustrates a Bengal tongue sole fish (Cynoglossus cynoglossus), so-called for its unusual flat shape. The artist who created this work has illustrated two views—top and bottom—of the ... more

Decoration from "[Narrative of a journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay 1824-25. (With notes upon Ceylon.) An account of a journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and letters written in India. [Edited by Amelia Heber.]]"

Decoration from "[Narrative of a journey through the Upper Provinces o...

This image has been taken from scan 000564 from volume 03 of "[Narrative of a journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay 1824-25. (With notes upon Ceylon.) An account of a journey to M... more

Wikipedia:en=Kangaroo from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia, ... including visits to the Nicobar and other islands of the Indian Seas, Calcutta, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, during the years 1836-38. Embellished by engravings"

Wikipedia:en=Kangaroo from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with a...

This image has been taken from scan 000111 from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia, ... including visits to the Nicobar and other islands of the Indian S... more

Sentinel Island from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia, ... including visits to the Nicobar and other islands of the Indian Seas, Calcutta, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, during the years 1836-38. Embellished by engravings"

Sentinel Island from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with adventu...

This image has been taken from scan 000009 from "Reconnoitering Voyages and Travels, with adventures in the New Colonies of South Australia, ... including visits to the Nicobar and other islands of the Indian S... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000136 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Grand Harbor from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Grand Harbor from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or ...

This image has been taken from scan 000059 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

map from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

map from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card fo...

This image has been taken from scan 000036 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000078 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

[Women Grinding Paint, Calcutta]

[Women Grinding Paint, Calcutta]

With the invention of photography, the eighteenth-century British passion for recording exotic flora and fauna and for making ethnological studies of the peoples in India was given new impetus. The earliest pho... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000075 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Cleopatra's Needle from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Cleopatra's Needle from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outwar...

This image has been taken from scan 000143 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000141 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000132 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc"

Egypt from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card ...

This image has been taken from scan 000085 from "The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive o... more

map from "A History of the reigning family of Lahore, with some account of the Jummoo Rajahs, the Seik Soldiers and their Sirdars. With notes on Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence, Steinbach, M'Gregor and the Calcutta Review"

map from "A History of the reigning family of Lahore, with some accoun...

This image has been taken from scan 000039 from "A History of the reigning family of Lahore, with some account of the Jummoo Rajahs, the Seik Soldiers and their Sirdars. With notes on Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence... more

map from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc.]"

map from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card f...

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive ... more

Straits of Gibraltar from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc.]"

Straits of Gibraltar from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and out...

This image has been taken from scan 000037 from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive ... more

Egypt from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive of the homeward passage, and notices of Gibraltar, Malta, etc.]"

Egypt from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card...

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "[The Anglo-Indian Passage, homeward and outward; or a Card for the Overland Traveller from Southampton, to Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. With letters descriptive ... more

Town Hall, Calcutta

Town Hall, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

[Botanical Gardens, Calcutta]
[View in Calcutta]
Prinsep's Ghat, Calcutta

Prinsep's Ghat, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

[Government House,Calcutta]

[Government House,Calcutta]

Captain R. B. Hill

[The St. Pauls Cathedral, Calcutta]
[Ochterlony Monument, Calcutta]
[Botanical Gardens, Calcutta]
Outram Institute, Calcutta

Outram Institute, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

Scotch Kirk, Calcutta

Scotch Kirk, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

The Bishop's Palace, Calcutta
Orphan School, Calcutta

Orphan School, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

Town Hall, Calcutta
[View of Chowringhee from Government House, Calcutta]

[View of Chowringhee from Government House, Calcutta]

John Constantine Stanley (British, 1837–1878)

[Kitchen and Stables of Government House, Calcutta]

[Kitchen and Stables of Government House, Calcutta]

John Constantine Stanley (British, 1837–1878)

[Ghulam Muhammad Mosque, Calcutta]
[Botanical Gardens, Calcutta]
[View in Calcutta]
[Great Sikh Gun taken at Ferozshah on the Night of December 21, 1845, Government House, Calcutta]
[N.E. Gate of Government House, Calcutta]

[N.E. Gate of Government House, Calcutta]

John Constantine Stanley (British, 1837–1878)

[Spence's Hotel & St. John's Cathedral, Calcutta]

[Spence's Hotel & St. John's Cathedral, Calcutta]

John Constantine Stanley (British, 1837–1878)

Gateway to Government House, Calcutta
St. John's Church, Calcutta

St. John's Church, Calcutta

Captain R. B. Hill

[Tolly's Nullah, Calcutta]

[Tolly's Nullah, Calcutta]

Captain R. B. Hill

[The Countess Canning, Calcutta]

[The Countess Canning, Calcutta]

Josiah Rowe (British, ca. 1809–1874)

[The Countess Canning, Calcutta]

[The Countess Canning, Calcutta]

Josiah Rowe (British, ca. 1809–1874)

Shiva Carries the Corpse of Sati

Shiva Carries the Corpse of Sati

In this painting, the god Shiva carries on his shoulders the corpse of his wife, Sati, who has committed suicide by fire. Pilgrims and devotees would have purchased such paintings as this one from craftsmen who... more

city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured illustrations and a map. [The preface signed; F. F. W., i.e. Frederick W. Wyman.]"

city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh from "From Calcutta to th...

This image has been taken from scan 000391 from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured i... more

map from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured illustrations and a map. [The preface signed; F. F. W., i.e. Frederick W. Wyman.]"

map from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a t...

This image has been taken from scan 000024 from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured i... more

map from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured illustrations and a map. [The preface signed; F. F. W., i.e. Frederick W. Wyman.]"

map from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a t...

This image has been taken from scan 000025 from "From Calcutta to the Snowy Range; being the narrative of a trip through the Upper Provinces of India to the Himalayas ... By an Old Indian. With eight coloured i... more

Narasimha Kills the Demon-King Hiranyakashipu

Narasimha Kills the Demon-King Hiranyakashipu

This monochromatic lithograph was printed in one of the first printing workshops in Kolkata (Calcutta) to produce Hindu devotional prints for commercial distribution. In this rendering, undoubtedly drawn by a t... more

On board "Lady Canning", floating church, Calcutta, India, c. 1875.  Elizabeth Ann Rust and baby William.

On board "Lady Canning", floating church, Calcutta, India, c. 1875. E...

I'd be fascinated to hear if anyone has any further information about this floating church in Calcutta harbour, now dated to late 1875 or early 1876...Thanks to a little research we now know that the mother men... more

Interor of a Room: "Our Quarters Calcutta"

Interor of a Room: "Our Quarters Calcutta"

Anonymous, British, 19th century

Architecture from "Histoire générale des peuples anciens et modernes"

Architecture from "Histoire générale des peuples anciens et modernes...

This image has been taken from scan 000385 from volume 02 of "Histoire générale des peuples anciens et modernes". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of t... more

Victoria Calcutta Exhibition, 1883–84

Victoria Calcutta Exhibition, 1883–84

Medalist: Alfred Benjamin Wyon (British, 1837–1884)

Kolkata from "[Pictorial tour round India; with remarks on India past and present, alleged and true causes of Indian poverty, supposed or real, twelve means available for promoting the wealth of the country, etc.]"

Kolkata from "[Pictorial tour round India; with remarks on India past ...

This image has been taken from scan 000018 from "[Pictorial tour round India; with remarks on India past and present, alleged and true causes of Indian poverty, supposed or real, twelve means available for prom... more