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  • The Governor's house in Calcutta
    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956
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The Governor's house in Calcutta

  • Object:

    photographs

  • Place of origin:

    India (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1915 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    autochrome

  • 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.2463-2018

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 855, box MB1/DR1

Physical description

Autochrome depicting the gateway to a large house. A man in white uniform with a red hat stands in the centre of the gateway facing the camera. A large tree is visible on the right of the image. Two glass plates sandwiched together and taped around the edges.

Place of Origin

India (photographed)

Date

ca. 1915 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

autochrome

Marks and inscriptions

'15-5'
Handwritten in pencil on a circular white sticker on the bottom left of the tape surrounding the plate.

'inv 10621'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right of the tape surrounding the plate.

Dimensions

Height: 83 mm, Width: 107 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'The Governor's house in Calcutta', India, autochrome, ca. 1915

Materials

Glass

Techniques

Autochrome; Photography

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Colonialism and Empire; Architecture

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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