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Dr. John Murray, Landscape in India. (1848 - 1852.) This is a waxed calotype negative, 14 ¾ x 18 3/5 inches. Murray was a Scottish physician who practiced in India. Along with his medical work he took up photography and produced a strong body of photographs. This scene may be in Nainital, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Paper negatives have a special beauty, and nowhere more than in landscapes. Here the crisp edge of the mountain tops against the dark sky seem enhanced by some hand work on the print. This contrasts with the soft character of the foreground foliage. A house of other structure is seen on the far side of the lake. There is a small triangular loss at the very top that his been repaired during Murrey's lifetime, possibly by him. From the Murray estate.



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Dr. John Murray, Landscape in India. (1848 - 1852.)

Estimate $4,000 - $4,500Jul 17
Yonkers, NY, USA