Government House In Madras – Old Photogravure 1895

This is an old 1895 photogravure print of the British era’s Government House at Guindy, Madras, now Chennai. A photogravure is the printing of top-quality images by the method of photographic and etching technic. Once the home of a Portuguese merchant, the East India Company bought it for the governor in 1753. The Governor of Madras occupied it as his remote home.

They renovated this neo-classical design Government House after further enlarging it in 1880. After India’s independence, it became the Raj Bhavan, the Governor of Tamil Nadu’s residence and office. Raj Bhavan is situated in an estate of 156 acres. And it is located in Guindy once the outskirts of Madras, today it is in the heart of the city.

Read more about Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

Did you know- Portuguese were the first European to open a trading post with a fort in the city in 1523. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal On Paper (#2)., Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Cavalcade – Old Print 1888., Two British Era Bridges Cochin – 2 Old Postcards.Types of Indian Native Character – Old Pictorial Book 1910

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.


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10 x 7 inches

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Nicholas & Co