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Boats of Bengal - Eighteenth Century Portraits by Balthazar Solvyns
Boats of Bengal - Eighteenth Century Portraits by Balthazar Solvyns

Boats of Bengal - Eighteenth Century Portraits by Balthazar Solvyns

by Robert L Hardgrave

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Language

English

Publisher

Manohar

ISBN

8173043581 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 142

Binding

Hardcover

Robert L Hardgrave
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Author: Robert L Hardgrave
Publisher: Manohar
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 142
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173043581

Description

First published in Calcutta in 1796 and redone for a more elaborate Paris edition, Les Hindous, 1808-12, some 300 etchings, with their accompanying descriptions, provide a rich and detailed ethnographic survey of India of two hundred years ago.

The Flemish artist F. Balthazar Solvyns lived in Calcutta from 1791 to 1803 and produced a remarkable series of etchings portraying the people of Bengal in their life and culture.
With sections on caste occupations, household servants, festivals, religious mendicants, and musical instruments, Solvyns includes a portrayal of the boats of Bengal in 36 etchings.

In Boats of Bengal, Hardgrave reproduces these prints, together with Solvyns’s descriptive text, and a commentary on each plate.

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