The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665

oil on canvas, h 203cm × w 316cm More details

This canvas was commissioned by Pieter Sterthemius, director of the Hooghly trading post. The scene bustles with activity. Dutch East Indiamen navigate the Ganges River, the director of the trading post visits an Indian dignitary, and at the upper right an act of religious self-castigation is taking place: a man is suspended from a hook in his ribs and spun around a pole.

On display in room 2.9

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