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Lord Hardinge's statue & the Ochterlony Monument, Calcutta, 1860 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022E/1

Scope and Contents

296 x 233 mm. View looking SW across the Maidan, with the equestrian statue of Viscount Henry Hardinge of Lahore in the foreground. Hardinge (1785-1856) was Governor General of India 1844-48. The statue is by John Henry Foley (1818-1874); as well as Hardinge's statue, erected in 1858 and considered his finest work (see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851), Foley was also responsible for those of Lord Canning and Sir James Outram in Calcutta, and the figures of Asia and Prince Albert on the Albert Memorial. Beyond Hardinge's statue is the 165 foot tower erected in 1828 in memory of Sir David Ochterlony (1758-1825), conqueror of Nepal in 1814-16. The monument, designed by J.P. Parker, is in a mixture of architectural styles: on a stylobate and pedestal described as 'Egyptian', a Greek Doric column rises to the bulbous Islamic cupola. Beyond the monument a section of Chowringhee Road can be seen. Bourne no. 1698.


  • 1860 - 1869

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Date information

DateText: Probably dates from the mid 1860s..


Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912, photographer

Finding aid date

2011-01-12 09:25:24+00:00

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