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Date trees near Lahore.

Date trees near Lahore.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(50)

Item number: 22250

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Date trees in Lahore, from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years of commercial photography. Prints taken during three expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas between 1863 and 1866 demonstrate his ability to combine technical skill and artistic vision. These views display a compositional elegance which appealed to Victorian notions of the ‘picturesque’; strategically framed landscapes of rugged mountain scenery, forests, rivers, lakes and rural dwellings.

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