The Church & Residence of a Rich Baboo. Chinsurah. by Marianne Jane James - 1828

Watercolour with pen and ink of a Church and the house of a rich man in Chinsura by Marianne Jane James (b. 1805) c.1828. Marianne James was the wife of third Bishop of Calcutta. Chinsura is situated immediately south of Hooghly in West Bengal and was established by the Dutch in the 17th century. Chinsura was ceded to the British in exhange for the English-held Island of Sumatra in Indonesia and cash sum of £100,000 in 1824.