Still Prints of Asia: View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow
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Collection ID:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912
circa 1860s
Physical Description:
1 Print
image 23 x 29 cm., mounted 31 x 40 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
One albumen print of the View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow, India, circa 1860s. View from an angle with two Indian men in the center of the photograph. Signed "Bourne 1051" in the lower right corner of the image.

One folder in one flat box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) had already begun to earn recognition for his work in England, having exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862, when he decided to give up his position in a bank and depart for India to work as a professional photographer. He arrived in Calcutta early in 1863, initially setting up a partnership with William Howard. They moved up to Simla, where they established a new studio Howard & Bourne, to be joined in 1864 by Charles Shepherd, to form Howard, Bourne & Shepherd. By 1866, after the departure of Howard, it became Bourne & Shepherd, the name under which the firm continues to operate to this day. Although Bourne only spent 6 years in India, his time there was extremely productive. He undertook three major expeditions in the Himalayas, creating an impressive body of work which combined the highest technical quality and a keen artistic eye, while working under difficult physical conditions. Bourne left India for good in 1870, selling his interest in Bourne & Shepherd shortly thereafter and abandoning commercial photography.
Biographical / Historical
This photograph depicts a View From the Terrace, Tomb of Zenab Aliya, Lucknow, India

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1999.13


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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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased, 1998.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013