Srinuggur – From the Tukht Hill. c1864
19th century Photograph of India by Samuel Bourne taken between 1864 and 1866. Individual photograph from a presentation album dated March 1868. Photograph has been removed from album and is held in an archival mat. English photographer Samuel Bourne arrived in India in January 1863 and for the next seven years traveled the country extensively taking exquisite photographs. He ventured deep into the Himalayas, and Kashmir and going even further into the Himalayas a second time, photographing sights that even today, few have ever seen.
Condition: Excellent contrast and tonality
Photographer : Samuel Bourne #818
Size: 8.75 x 11.25 inches, 222 x 288 mm
Bourne noted: “The first three days after my arrival at Srinugger were spent in “wanderings in search of the picturesque;” and, if my readers will accompany me in these peregrinations, they will see most of the beauties of this “terrestrial paradise.” Finding the visitors’ “bungalows” all full I pitched my tent on the left hand of the river under the shade of some mulberry trees. It was the 3rd of July and as fine a morning as ever dawned on earth, when I awoke after a sound night’s sleep, in the highest possible spirits to set forth on my mission of pleasure.” Bourne, S, Narrative of a Photographic Trip to Kashmir (Cashmere) and the Adjacent Districts, The British Journal of Photography, 4 January 1867, p.4
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