Nov 30, 2011

The Bentinck Statue and Government House - Calcutta (Kolkata) 1860's

Photographer: Samuel Bourne
A view looking eastwards along Esplanade Row, with Richard Westmacott's statue of Sir William Cavendish-Bentinck, Governor-General of India from 1833-1835, in the foreground and the western entrance to Government House beyond. Government House, designed by Captain Charles Wyatt and built between 1799-1802, was the residence for the British Governors-General till 1911.

Source: British Library