'Bheem Tal - view of the temple and lake', c 1865.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

'Bheem Tal - view of the temple and lake', c 1865.

Bourne, Samuel

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

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Photograph by Samuel Bourne of a lake in India. 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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