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Author:François Balthazar Solvyns

François Balthazar Solvyns
Flemish painter, known for his etchings about Calcutta and Hindus
François Balthazar Solvyns


  • A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings Descriptive of the Manners, Customs and Dresses of the Hindoos (1796, republished 1799) (transcription project)
  • The Costume of Indostan (1807, pirated edition, 60 engravings after Solvyns's Calcutta etchings)
  • Les Hindoûs (4 vols, 1808-1812)

Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.