Bridge at Saumpoor near Dacca; Guptar Ghaut near Fyzabad on the Goggra; Burrumdeo near where the Gaggra issues; View of an ancient gateway at Dacca; View of Peer Pointy; A mosque on the north ban of the Gagra near Debowly. (6)

Bridge at Saumpoor near Dacca; Guptar Ghaut near Fyzabad on the Goggra; Burrumdeo near where the Gaggra issues; View of an ancient gateway at Dacca; View of Peer Pointy; A mosque on the north ban of the Gagra near Debowly. (6)

CHARLES GEORGE NICHOLLS

Bridge at Saumpoor near Dacca; Guptar Ghaut near Fyzabad on the Goggra;
Burrumdeo near where the Gaggra issues; View of an ancient gateway at Dacca;
View of Peer Pointy; A mosque on the north ban of the Gagra near Debowly.
Six- two signed watercolour with scratching out
Each 6 x 9 in (16.5 x 22.5 cm) (6)

Charles Nicholls arrived in Calcutta somewhere between 1792 and 1796.
In 1799 he became a draughtsman in the Office of the Surveyor General, surveying Orissa in 1802 and returning to England in 1815.
Closely related scenes were included in James Baillie Fraser's Views of Calcutta (1824).
The India Office Collection at the British Library possesses a watercolour by Nicholls with the inscription on its mount, 'Bridge over the River Barna at Benares'.

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