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Title

A bound volume of 34 albumen silver prints

circa 1862-1870

Artists

Samuel Bourne

England, India

1834 – 1912

Shepherd & Robertson

India

1862 – 1864

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Alternate image of A bound volume of 34 albumen silver prints by Samuel Bourne, Shepherd & Robertson
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Alternate image of A bound volume of 34 albumen silver prints by Samuel Bourne, Shepherd & Robertson
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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Date
    circa 1862-1870
    Media categories
    Album , Photograph
    Materials used
    albumen silver print
    Dimensions
    36.0 x 49.0 x 3.8 cm :

    a - (Gateway) of Taj Agra, 29.5 x 24.5 cm

    b - ... of Akbar from the angle of the first terrace, 29 x 24.5 cm

    c - ... of Akbar. The upper marble sarcophagus, 29 x 24.5 cm

    d - Agra. Mausoleum of Akbar, Secundra, 29.8 x 24.2 cm

    e - Untitled. (Taj Mahal), 30 x 24.3 cm

    f - ... from the river, 28.4 x 24 cm

    g - Untitled. (Taj Mahal), 29.5 x 24 cm

    h - Untitled. (Taj Mahal), 29.5 x 24.2 cm

    i - A Hindoo temple, 30 x 24.5 cm

    j - ... from the opposite banks of the Jumna. Bridge of boats in foreground, 32 x 19 cm

    k - The palace of Akbar, Agra. Interior of the ground, 24.4 x 29.4 cm

    l - Quadrangle of the Mooti Masjid, 31.3 x 19.5 cm

    m - ... of the Mooti Masjid. Showing beautiful saracenic arches and pillars, 29.5 x 23.9 cm

    n - Front of the Mooti Masjid, Agra, 29.2 x 24.5 cm

    o - The Fort, the Palace of Akbar with the Taj in the distance., 29.4 x 24.4 cm

    p - Transept of ancient Hindoo temple, Bindrabund, 23.2 x 30 cm

    q - A mausoleum … Etmut Daulat, 29.5 x 24.3 cm

    r - ... of modern temple build by Seth Huchum Chund, Bindrabund, 32 x 19.6 cm

    s - The marble palace of Akbar, Agra, 29.2 x 24.5 cm

    t - The marble palace of Akbar. Taj in the distance. Agra, 28.8 x 23.8 cm

    u - Room in Akbar's palace, Agra., 37 x 28.4 cm

    v - Akbar's office, Futtypore Sikri, 29.3 x 23.8 cm

    w - Futtypore Sikri. Ground view of ruins from the front of hill, 32.3 x 19.4 cm

    x - The palace of Birbul, Futtypore Sikri, 29.6 x 24.2 cm

    y - Gooroo ki mandi or temple of the Hindu saint, Futtypore Sikri, 29.7 x 24.5 cm

    z - The Panch Mahal (Five Palaces), Futtypore Sikri, 29.7 x 23.8 cm

    aa - Dewan-i-Kuss or Hall of Audience, Futtypore Sikri, 28.6 x 23.8 cm

    bb - Marble pillar in centre of Dewan-i-Kuss, Futtypore Sikri, 23.3 x 29.6 cm

    cc - View of the great quadrangle showing Sheik Selim Christi’s tomb, Futtypore Sikri, 32.2 x 19.4 cm

    dd - Great gate from the village, Futtypore Sikri, 29.4 x 24.3 cm

    ee - ... from the ruined Palace, 36.5 x 25.6 cm

    ff - Marble screen enclosing sarcophagi, 20.4 x 27.9 cm

    gg - Delhi Gate, Agra, 29.2 x 23.7 cm

    hh - ... stone pillars in the old palace of Jahangir, 29.6 x 24.7 cm

    Credit
    Gift of Jim Masselos 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    367.2011.a-hh
    Copyright

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    Samuel Bourne

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  • About

    Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) was an amateur photographer who arrived in India in 1863 and in 1965 opened a photographic studio in Shimla with Charles Shepherd which rapidly became the pre-eminent studio in India. Additional studios were established in Kolkata (Calcutta) in 1867 and Mumbai (Bombay) in 1870. They divided work between them, Shepherd doing most of the studio work and Bourne working outdoors, concentrating on topographical and architectural images. Bourne left India in 1870, but the firm remained active.

    During his seven years in India, Bourne travelled around and photographed the country extensively. Some of his work was published in a catalogue series called ‘Photographic Views in India’. He made three celebrated photographic expeditions to the Himalayas between 1863 and 1866: to Kashmir, to Chini and Spiti, and to the source of the Ganges at the base of the Gangotri glacier. Bourne's photographs of mountain scenery were ground-breaking and also extremely difficult to take and process in the fierce Himalayan cold.

    Charles Shepherd was active in India from the 1858 to the 1878. He went into partnership with Arthur Robertson in 1862, running studios in Agra and then Shimla. The partnership dissolved in 1863, and in 1865, Shepherd joined Bourne. Shepherd's photography included the landscapes and people of northern India. Shepherd probably left India around 1878.

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    Where the work was made

    India

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