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        View of a House, Manufactory, and Bazaar, in Calcutta, engraved by Francis Jukes, 1795

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1795. To...the Honble the United East India Company Thus ... by... Francis Jukes (from an original picture in the possession of James Stewart Esq). Black and white photograph of a hand-coloured aquatint. This aquatint was based on an original drawing made for James Steuart, who was head of a firm of coachmakers in Calcutta. The premises of his firm, Steuart and Company, are seen here, located behind the Old Court House where they remained from 1783 to 1907. (The Old Court House was knocked down in 1792, allowing a clear view down the Old Court House Street). As there were few suitable roads, the demand for coaches was relatively low. Instead, the company made palanquins and even elephant harnesses Provenance: Private Collection.


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