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Banks of Hooghly [West Bengal, India], around 1832 / W.P. [William Prinsep]
Prinsep, William, 1794-1874.
1 drawing : pencil and ink on paper ; 16.5 x 23.4 cm.
Titled 'Banks of Hooghly' and signed 'WP' lower right. Loose page from a sketch book, part of a collection of 31 such drawings.
The artist, William Prinsep, came from a family which served in India for several generations. His father John Prinsep (1746-1830) had been a merchant with the East India Company and traded in indigo and chintz in Calcutta between 1771 and 1778. William lived in Calcutta between 1817-1842, working first with the Calcutta firm of Palmer & Co, before establishing a highly profitable mercantile, banking and agency house with his brother George in 1830.
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