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The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company beside the Ganges in Hooghly, Bengal Featured Hendrik van Schuylenburgh Print

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company beside the Ganges in Hooghly, Bengal

1765844 The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company beside the Ganges in Hooghly, Bengal, 1665 (oil on canvas)

by Schuylenburgh, Hendrik van (c.1620-89); 203A?316 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (add.info.: The Dutch East India trading company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC) flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries with an Asian capital at Batavia, now Jakarta, in Java and trading posts throughout Asia including Bengal headquarters at Hooghly.
This canvas was commissioned by Pieter Sterthemius, first director of Hooghly trading post, and shows a visit to an Indian dignitary alongside trading and other local activities. Dutch East Indiamen navigate the Ganges River and at the upper right an act of religious self-castigation takes place.); Dutch, out of copyright

© Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bridgeman Images