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Glacier in the Scinde Valley, Kashmir.

Glacier in the Scinde Valley, Kashmir.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(103)

Item number: 11103

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a glacier in Kashmir, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Samuel Bourne, the bank clerk and amateur photographer arrived in India in 1863 during the early years of commercial photography. Photographs 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. Unusual geological formations composed their own subgenre and picturesque subject matter.

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