Pestonjee Bomanjee Wadia

Pestonjee Bomanjee Wadia (1758-1816)
A large land-proprietor, philanthropist and merchant

by Alwar artist, company period
circa 1820

Watercolour on paper
13.4 x 10.2 in. (34 x 26 cm.)

A well-known merchant, who owned several ships and also the largest individual real-estate holder of Bombay. He built steps leading from Bombay Chowpatty to the Tower of Silence. He greatly supported the Parsi community during the famine of 1790.