Rural scene in Bengal
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
View of a village in Bengal from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore' was taken in the 1860s by Samuel Bourne. This view shows the village's water tank and several thatched huts in the background.
By the 1860s, commercial photography was becoming well-established in India and
this growing market attracted the young Nottingham photographer Samuel Bourne to the subcontinent in 1863. During a residence of seven years, Bourne produced thousands of landscape and architectural views, but his fame and the success of his studio, rests primarily on the results of three arduous photographic expeditions to Kashmir and the Himalayas.