The Bengal Club [Calcutta]
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Bengal Club from 'Views of Calcutta and Barrackpore was taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. The Bengal Club founded in 1827 is located on Calcutta's Chowringhee Road. This building was originally the residence of Lord Macaulay.
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.