Item #242356 Tibetan natives [pencil caption]. Samuel Bourne.

Tibetan natives [pencil caption].

[Tibet: ca. 1865].

Price: $1,500.00

About the item

Bourne cat. # 1132B. Vintage albumen print, docketed on verso. 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Matted; fine.

Item #242356

A striking group portrait of six Tibetans, including a seated priest reading and fingering prayer beads and a woman, with her back to the camera, displaying an elaborate headdress.

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).