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Creator:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (albumen, image 23 x 29 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India
Kanpur (India)
Date:
circa 1860s
Scope and Contents:
One albumen print of Cawnpore, the Memorial Well. View from an angle with a few Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1205" in the center of the image.
Arrangement:
One folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
This photograph depicts Cawnpore, the Memorial Well.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.17
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints -- 1860-1880
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.17
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-17