RUGENDAS. (Johann Moritz) HABITANTE DE GOYAS, QUADRO A ÓLEO PINTADO SOBRE MADEIRA.

     
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PHOTO ALBUM WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE BRITISH RAJ.

NORTHERN INDIA: LIFE, HUNTING AND SAFARI PARTIES OF A LEADING FAMILY. 1886-1894.

Album folder (ca. 28x25 cm). With 27 stiff card leaves.

Binding: Contemporary brown half morocco album with brown pebbled cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Extremities mildly rubbed, mounts slightly waved and mildly foxed, six smaller images faded, but the album is overall in very good condition with many strong unfaded images.

With 44 large albumen prints format ca. 16x21 cm. and 16 smaller photos (13 albumen prints, 2 gelatin silver prints and 1 cyanotype, showing Holly Lodge. Formats from ca. 12x16 cm to ca. 10x12 cm).

Most photos with period ink captions on the mounts.

There is a photographer"s dedication 'To Ethel' on the back of the first free endpaper.

This is a British Raj hunting album. It registers the recreational life of the British upper class in northern India. The strong images include panoramic landscape; hunting; architectural (exterior and interior); camp; and group scenes in Darjeeling, Simla, Rewa, Terai, Allahabad, Saktigarh, Dhikala, Agra, among others.

The first photo is an early image of Mount Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling, the third highest in the world. The hunting and safari images include scenes of camps, elephants, bears, deer and tigers.The album also includes interesting interior view of some of the British houses.

Many people in the photos are identified and include: Major Gibbon; Dr. J.D. Edge, Mr. Smith; Mr. G. Porter; Mrs. F.W. Porter; Mr. J.B. Thomson; Charles Spaulding; Captain A. Durand: F.R. Porter; Captain G. Porter; Captain S. Porter: Hugh Fraser; George Adams; Captain Boothby; Austin Strakey: George Spankie; The Raji of Kantit; Captain Becker; The Raji Sham Singh of Jipur; J.S.C. Davis; G.M. Chesney; Sir Auckland Colvin (lieutenant governor, see below); Colonel Ruskins; L.G. Clough-Taylor; Connaught Rangers; O.S.W. Nugent; H.S. Walker; the Channisaries, (army group); Stewart Knox; H. Ross; Miss Colvin; Miss Mitford; Miss Holmes; Mrs. Chesney; J.M. Holmes; Captain Bowles, Mr. Blood; and others written in illegible handwriting.

'Mr. Blood' is Bindon Blood, a general who commanded troops in the Anglo-Zulu war and the 2nd Boer War. (He married one of Auckland Colvin's daughters.)

Sir Auckland Colvin, KCSI KCMG CIE, (1838-1908) was a British Empire administrator in India and Egypt, born into the illustrious Anglo-Indian Colvin family. He was Controller General in Egypt (1880-2), and financial adviser to the Khedive (1883-7). From 1883 to 1892 he was back in India, first as financial member of the council, and then as Lieutenant-governor of the North-West Provinces (as his father had been) and Oudh. He founded Colvin Taluqdar"s College in Lucknow, which developed into one of the country"s most prestigious public schools.

Referência: 1503JC008
Local: M-10-C-3


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