11 May 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,055
GBP 600 - GBP 900
SAMUEL BOURNE (1834-1912), BOURNE & SHEPHERD (ESTABLISHED 1864)
Views in India and Ceylon
Album of 66 albumen prints. Circa 1860s-70s. 7 prints approximately 4 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (10.4 x 18 cm.) and 59 prints approximately 9¼ x 11½ in. (23.5 x 29.2 cm.). Signed and numbered in the negatives, titled and numbered in pencil in an unknown hand on the mounts, brown half leather.
Album size: 13 5/8 x 17¾ in. (34.6 x 45.1 cm.)
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Varied subjects including the National Library in Calcutta, scenes of village life, river views, Mrs Bourne under banyan trees, temples, palaces, ruins in Benares, Delhi, Lahore, Amritsar, Muttra, Agra, Futtypore Sikri, Ahmedabad and Gwalior.
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