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Vishnu-Pud and other tempels [sic] Benares

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    India (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bourne & Shepherd (photographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print from Samuel Bourne's original collodion negatives

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M, case MX16, shelf X, box 813

Physical description

A photograph of the Manikarnika Ghat on the River Ganges at Benares in Uttar Pradesh, India, showing a view of Vishnu-Pud and other temples on the bank of the river. There are many figures in the image conducting their daily business around the temple and on the bank of the river; many of the people are blurred due to long exposure.

Place of Origin

India (photographed)


ca. 1890 (made)


Bourne & Shepherd (photographers)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print from Samuel Bourne's original collodion negatives

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with the title

'Bourne & Shepherd'

Numbered with Samuel Bourne's own catalogue number


Height: 23.3 cm, Width: 28.8 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Bourne & Shepherd, 'Vishnu-Pud and other tempels [sic] Benares', from an album of 24 photographs of India, gelatin-silver prints made from Bourne's original collodion negatives, India, ca. 1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Haworth-Booth, Mark (ed). The Golden age of British photography, 1839-1900. Millerton: Aperture in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984. Number: 0905209672.
Heathcote, Pauline F. Samuel Bourne of Nottingham. History of Photography. April 1982, vol. 6, no. 2. pp. 99-112.


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Temples; People; River


Photographs; Topography; Religion; Architecture


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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