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Panorama of the Taj Mahal

Photograph
1850s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Panoramic photograph of the facade of the Taj Mahal (in three parts).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Photograph
  • Albumen Print
  • Photograph
  • Albumen Print
  • Photograph
  • Albumen Print
Materials and Techniques
albumen prints from waxed paper negatives
Brief Description
John Murray, panoramic photograph in three parts, showing the west face of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1850s
Physical Description
Panoramic photograph of the facade of the Taj Mahal (in three parts).
Dimensions
  • Ph.385 1982 height: 37.6cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Ph.385 1982 width: 44.4cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Ph.386 1982 height: 43.8cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Ph.386 1982 width: 37.1cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Ph.387 1982 height: 38.2cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Ph.387 1982 width: 44.4cm (Note: taken from accession register)
  • Frame height: 726mm
  • Frame width: 1551mm
  • Frame depth: 30mm
All three photographs mounted and framed together
Gallery Label
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2011-2012, label text : John Murray (1809-98) Panorama of the West Face of the Taj Mahal, Agra About 1855 Murray lived in India from 1833–71. Working in the medical service of the East India Company, he was promoted to Deputy Inspector of Hospitals and led the fight against cholera. From 1849 to 1865 he travelled to Sikandra, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra, making photographic records of numerous historical sites including a series of spectacular panoramas of the Taj Mahal. Albumen prints Museum nos. Ph.385 to 387-1982 (07 03 2014)
Place Depicted
Collection
Accession Number
PH.385-1982

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record createdFebruary 12, 2009
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