• Kalighat Kali Temple on the Hoogly, Calcutta -

    Signed lower left: Ls Buvelot. 1855.

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic

    24.5 by 31 cm., 9 1/2 by 12 inches 


    The Hindu temple of Kalighat Kali stands on the banks of the Hoogly river in Calcutta and is dedicated to the goddess Maa Kali. It was originally a small hut until the present temple was erected in 1809 and it still stands today.

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