Ramendranath Chakravorty



9.0 x 10.7 in. / 22.9 x 27.2 cm.


Etching on paper

Ramendranath Chakravorty applied his excellent printmaking skills across a range of mediums. Through his deft workmanship, he chronicled Calcutta for future generations. In this Untitled etching, he brings his focus on a wide street of North Calcutta—the nucleus of the Indian population as the villages by the Hooghly started developing into what would become Calcutta—where trams first started plying (just as they do to this day). Hand-pulled rickshaws and a bullock cart are also visible. The big houses lining the street indicate it to be an affluent neighbourhood.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., The Art of Bengal (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 144
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Landscapes: The Changing Horizon (New Delhi: DAG, 2012), p. 142

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