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photograph - 1457 - Curious alluvial formations on the Spiti river
  • 1457 - Curious alluvial formations on the Spiti river
    Bourne, Samuel, born 1834 - died 1912
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1457 - Curious alluvial formations on the Spiti river

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Himalayas ((photographed))

  • Date:

    1866

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bourne, Samuel, born 1834 - died 1912

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from wet collodion glass negative, pasted into album.

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.347:54-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 1511

Physical description

Albumen print of the alluvial formations on the Spiti River, mounted on the verso of page 28 of the album. RPS.347:53-2017 is pasted onto the recto of this page.

Place of Origin

Himalayas ((photographed))

Date

1866

Artist/maker

Bourne, Samuel, born 1834 - died 1912

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from wet collodion glass negative, pasted into album.

Marks and inscriptions

1457
Curious alluvial formations on the Spiti river
Verso, handwritten by photographer in pencil underneath the print.

7955
Verso, handwritten in pencil in bottom left corner of page.

Bourne 1457
Signature and negative number on print, on the bottom edge at the centre, handwritten in black ink.

Dimensions

Height: 191 mm Image, Width: 321 mm Image, Height: 370 mm Page, Width: 414 mm Page

Object history note

This album contains museum numbers RPS.347:1-2017 to RPS.347:91-2017.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Samuel Bourne, No. 1457 - Curious alluvial formations on the Spiti river, albumen print, 1866.

Materials

Albumen

Techniques

Albumen process; Photography

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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