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Studio portrait of a Burmese dancer. 4367

Studio portrait of a Burmese dancer. 4367

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/42(4367)

Item number: 4367

Length: 17.4

Width: 15.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

A full-length portrait of a female dancer, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. This photograph, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, was shown at the 1867 Paris Exhibition. It is a carte-de-visite sized print on a mount with a decorative border in gold and red. Ethnographical prints were produced by large photographic firms operating in India as well as by smaller or temporary studios to meet European demands for souvenirs from the East.

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