Exhibitions/ Art Object

[Photographs and Watercolors of India]

Artist:
Unknown (British)
Artist:
Possibly by Captain R. B. Hill
Date:
1850s
Medium:
Albumen silver prints from glass negatives; salted paper prints
Dimensions:
Various
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.948.1 (1-37)
Not on view
Christie's South Kensington, Lot 183, 04/21/88; Gilman Paper Company Collection

Amateur studies of Colonial buildings, topography and traditional architecture, mostly around Calcutta, with fifteen cdv portraits of Indian "types," one portrait from "The Peoples of India," and one military group at Chatham.

Among the salt prints are some of the earliest photographs known of India and other remarkable images.
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