The Royal yacht Osbourne in the Hooghly (Hugli) River, India, 1875.

Bourne, Samuel

The Royal yacht Osbourne in the Hooghly (Hugli) River, India, 1875.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

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Photograph by Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) and partner Charles Shepherd. Samuel Bourne began his working life as a bank clerk but abandoned this career in 1857 to became a photographer. ln 1863 Bourne left Britain for 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.

© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library

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