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South Indian woman and child, Madras.

South Indian woman and child, Madras.

Photographer: Madras School of Industrial Arts

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4326)

Item number: 4326

Length: 17.6

Width: 10.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Full-length portrait of a woman and child, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, shown at the Paris Exhibition of 1867. This photograph was attributed to the Madras School of Industrial Arts which was an important training centre for photographers in the area, established in 1850. The School became known as the School of Arts and Crafts, initially as a training centre for crafts. Later the fine arts were taught after Debiprasan Roy Choudhury took over as the first Indian principal in 1929. The face of the child, who stands on a chair, is blurred due to movement.

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