Albumen silver prints from glass negatives; salted paper prints
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
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.
Date: 1880–1900; made in style of early 17th centuryMedium: Poplar back frame with applied upper moldings in walnut, ebony, and ebonized pearwood. Half-lapped back frame. Niello; crystal and lapis lazulipanels with silver leaf beneath; some with dragon's-blood glaze. Frieze: niello-bordered panels with radius-ended centers and square corners.Accession: 1975.1.2292On view in:Not on view