Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs of Sri Lanka

Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1994.05
Creators:
Scowen & Co.
Dates:
circa 1880s
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
3 Prints
albumen
Repository:
Container:
1

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Three albumen prints by the studio of Scowen & Co., circa 1880s, depicting a lake in Kanda, a group of Kandyan chiefs, and T.B. Panabokka and his family. Panabokka was the Kandyan member of the Legislative Council.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One flat box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
British photographer Charles T. Scowen arrived in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the early 1870s, where he was first employed as a clerk. By 1876, Scowen had established a studio, Scowen & Co., in Kandy, with a second location appearing in Columbo by the 1890s. There appear to have been several Scowens working in the studios, as Charles T. Scowen returned to England in 1885. C. Scowen was listed as the proprietor until 1891 and M. Scowen was the proprietor when the firm was finally sold in 1893. Images from Scowen & Co. were used to illustrate a number of books about Ceylon and the tea trade.

Administration
Custodial History
Purchase, 1994.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1994.05


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Families -- Sri Lanka Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kandy (Sri Lanka) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscapes (representations) -- Ceylon Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albumen prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) -- Kandy -- Kandy Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu