“Sir Edward Hyde East” by Sir Francis Chantrey

Sir Edward Hyde East (1764-1847)

Sir Francis Chantrey (1741-1841)



High Court

Calcutta (now Kolkata)


Calcutta's colonial dignitaries were honoured just as their peers were at home, and by the very best of contemporary sculptors. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links.]

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  • Photograph © Richard Barnes and (outside link) Frontier Publishing. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Caption material also kindly provided by Richard Barnes. Commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee.