VIEWS OF CALCUTTA AND ITS ENVIRONS - James Baillie Fraser - c 1826 Vintage Orientalist Paintings of India - Life Size Posters
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VIEWS OF CALCUTTA AND ITS ENVIRONS c 1826 is a Vintage Orientalist Paintings of India by James Baillie Fraser.
James Baillie Fraser (11 June 1783 – January 1856) was a Scottish travel writer and artist who illustrated and wrote about Asia Minor and India. Some of his watercolours made in the picturesque style represent early views of India and Persia.He was a brother of William Fraser.
In 1816 James returned to Calcutta and joined a partner in shipping business. He also took more interest in art and worked with professional artists William Havell (1782–1857) and George Chinnery (1744–1852). In 1826 he published Views of Calcutta and its Environs. He travelled west to Bombay, and then accompanied the East India Company officer Andrew Jukes to Persia, sailing to Bushahr and then on to Tehran, and finally reached London in 1823. Jukes died on the way at Esfahan in 1821.
During this journey Fraser sketched and kept a diary, published as Narrative of a Journey into Khorasan in the Years 1821 and 1822 (1825) and Travels and Adventures in the Persian Provinces of the Southern Banks of the Caspian Sea (1826). In 1823 he married Jane, daughter of Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee, a sister of the historian Patrick Fraser Tytler.