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Title

recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait) verso: (2 women)

circa 1880s


Artist

Taurines studio

1885 - 1902


About

'Nautch girls' are dancers who are entertainers (as opposed to temple dancers who perform at Hindu temples to please deities). Here, the women pose for the picture on a porch. This photograph was produced by Taurines Studios, a commercial entity based in Mumbai
( Bombay) from 1885 to 1902.


Details


Place where the work was made

Mumbai Maharashtra India


Date

circa 1880s


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

albumen silver print; one leaf from an album


Dimensions

25.5 x 36.0 cm sheet


Credit

Gift of Jim Masselos 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

375.2011


Artist information

Taurines studio

Works in the collection

2