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Mr Cursetjee Furdomjee of Bombay.

Mr Cursetjee  Furdomjee of Bombay.

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(58)

Item number: 58

Length: 8.3

Width: 5.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Head-and-shoulders carte-de-visite portrait of Cursetjee Furdomjee (1812-1896), from the Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables, taken by Bourne and Shepherd in the early 1870s. Cursetjee Furdomjee Parekh was a wealthy merchant who went to China in 1835. He became a partner of the well known firm of Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Sons and Company in 1841. He also traded with Europe and China. He was the owner of several ships and was a trustee of the Parsi Punchayat. He built the celebrated Flora Fountain in the heart of the Bombay.

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