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Samuel Bourne

English photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
In 1863, Bourne settled in Simla, India, where he became partners with another photographer named Howard. Between 1863 and 1866, Bourne took three separate photographic expeditions to the Himalayas. In 1864, Bourne joined the firm "Shepherd & Robertson" as a photographer. When the firm relocated to Simla, India, it probably changed its name to "Howard, Shepherd and Bourne." In 1867, Bourne returned to England to marry. He and his wife Mary Tolley then returned to India. Ca. 1868, the firm "Bourne & Shepherd" was formed in Simla, India. A second branch of the firm was operated by Bourne and his wife Mary Tolley, in Calcutta. Bourne left the firm in 1870, to travel between England and India, and he was replaced as head photographer of the firm in 1872, by Colin Murray. Charles Shepherd left the firm in 1885, and the business still operates in Calcutta, India.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500022534.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Samuel Bourne:

Samuel Bourne Untitled [view in the Himalayas], ca. 1865-1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Untitled (Indian Temple), ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Untitled (view of a cultivated valley, Himalayas), ca. 1868-1869 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Untitled (view of hill and valley stream, Himalayas), ca. 1868-1869 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Untitled (landscape of hills and houses, Himalayas), ca. 1868-1869 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Great Snowy Peak South of the […] Pass, possibly ca. 1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Panorama from […] House, […] Valley, ca. 1863-1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Panoramic view from […], ca. 1863-1865 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Snowy Peaks near the Gangootri Glacier (Himalayas), ca. 1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne […] Valley, View in the Kholee, ca. 1863-1865 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne View of the Himalayas, ca. 1864-1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne Landscape in the Himalayas, ca. 1863-1866 Albumen print
Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd Untitled (Indian port, possibly Calcutta), ca. 1864-1870 Albumen print
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