'The Fort, Exterior of the Zendua, Agra', c 1865.

Bourne, Samuel

 
'The Fort, Exterior of the Zendua, Agra', c 1865.
4 0 c m
 
36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

Description

A photograph of the Agra Fort, India, taken by Samuel Bourne. Bourne, a pioneer of travel photography, began his working life as a bank clerk. ln 1863 he went to India where he established a studio in Simla, in partnership with Charles Shepherd. Between 1863 and 1870 he undertook several photographic expeditions, including trips to the Himalayas, producing a collection of landscape views unsurpassed in technical skill and compositional elegance. By 1870 the Bourne and Shepherd catalogue contained 2,000 views from all parts of the subcontinent.

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