View of Calcutta from Hooghly River, c1789

View of Calcutta from Hooghly River by William Hodges. c1789

View of Calcutta from Hooghly River by William Hodges. c1789

গঙ্গা-বক্ষ থেকে কলকাতার দৃশ্য c১৭৮৯
A view from the side of a wide river to Calcutta which is in the distance on the opposite bank. Several boats are on the river: one in background in full sail; two small barges in the foreground; one in the bottom left corner; and one nearer the centre. Several small thatched huts line the rounded river bank nearest the viewer, on the right, with tree branches overhanging them. A lone figure sits in front of the huts, near the water’s edge, next to a small vessel pulled up on the shore. The blue sky has one particularly dark cloud in the top right.
Oil on canvas painting by William Hodges. c1789. Courtesy: Manchester City Galleries

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