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"Group of Booteas" [pencil caption]
[Darjeeling, 1869]. Bourne cat. # 1904. 9-1/4 x 11-1/2 in. Vintage albumen print, inscribed in the negative, lower left ("Bourne / 1904"), docketed on verso. Matted, some wrinkling and fading at margins, small tear at top margin, else near fine. Bourne cat. # 1904 . Four upper-class Booteas, Tibetan-speaking inhabitants of Nepal. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p. 251)
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