Statue of Shet Cursetjee Manockjee (Khada Parsi) (Code: 177) – Mounted Photo Print


$ 46$ 77

The statue of Shet Cursetjee Manockjee, who founded the Alexandra Girls English Institution, which still exists, was erected and installed by his youngest son, Manockjee Cursetjee. It is said that the young Manockjee, a judge in the Small Causes Court, was impressed by a fountain ordered by the government of Chile and ordered a replica. The figure of Ceres in the original was substituted with a life-size bronze statue of his father, by John Bell of London. The inscription on the main column read, “Trust in God and be not daunted.” It cost him Rs 20,000, a princely sum in those times.

The family later gifted the statue to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the condition that it be maintained well. A Grade I heritage structure, the statue fell prey to vandalism but has been restored to its lost glory. The restoration also included the fountain at the base of the Corinthian column and replacement of the stolen lamps.  It continues to stand at its original place, which is in the V of a two-armed flyover at Byculla.



Magnate Publishing House invites you to embark upon a fascinating journey of unearthing the wonderful past of this glorious city through ‘BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO’, an exclusive limited edition series of rare vintage archival prints.

‘BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO’ is a collection of 100 exclusive & authenticated photographs, showcasing the heritage and historic landmarks of Bombay.

The copyrights of ‘Bombay 100 YEARS AGO’ are exclusive with Magnate Publishing House and these are reproductions of Original photographs which are more than 100 years old.

You not only get to own a unique collection of sepia-toned memories of Bombay, But these unique & rare prints bring to you a classic vintage look for your:

  • Office Interiors
  • Cabins
  • Lobbies
  • Conference rooms
  • Residences

Salient Features of the series:

  • Limited Edition & highly desirable.
  • Printed in German Technology ink, where color does not fade for 100 years.
  • High-grade archival imported paper.
  • Imported wooden photo frame
  • This print can be enlarged in any size

Additional information


Small, Medium


216gm, 892 gm


Archival Print on 280 GSM Natural Evolution Imported Paper, Imported Mount Board with Shrink Wrapped.

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