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Title

View on the Dhal Canal, Kashmir

1864

Artist

Samuel Bourne

England, India

1834 - 1912

  • Details

    Other Title
    View on the Dal Canal, Srinigar, Kashmir
    Place where the work was made
    Kashmir India
    Date
    1864
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    albumen silver print mounted on card
    Dimensions
    24.2 x 29.4 cm image; 26.8 x 34.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed bot.c., inscribed "Bourne...".

    Credit
    Gift of Jim Masselos 2011
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    370.2011
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    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.

    This is a view looking across the Dal Canal in Kashmir and is from the Album of Indian Views compiled by Bourne in 1864.

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