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[Unidentified building, Bombay.]

[Unidentified building, Bombay.]

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 201/(42)

Item number: 20142

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an unidentified building in Bombay from the 'Album of architectural and topographical views, mostly in South Asia' taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. Bombay, the capital of Maharashtra, is one of India's major industrial centres. In the 19th century, the city underwent an ambitious phase of building which resulted in a collection of some of the finest Victorian architecture in Asia. The architectural style dominant in Bombay at this time was Neo-Gothic. This style was encouraged by Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (1815-1884), a Governor of Bombay. This view shows a building that has numerous Neo-Gothic features such as pointed arches and finials.

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