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Impey, Eugene Clutterbuck (and others?)
ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF COLONIAL AND NATIVE PORTRAITS AND VIEWS IN NORTHERN INDIA AND NEPAL. [C.1858-C.1863]
4to (290 x 230mm.), c. 130 albumen prints (from 70 x 70mm. to 200 x 285mm., or the reverse), of which c.55 full-page, and 6 SALT PRINTS (average 270 x 215mm., or the reverse), mounted recto only, some people and views captioned in ink on the mount, contemporary blind embossed calf, upper cover stamped 'Scrap Book' in gilt, gilt edges, some wear, tears and dust-soiling, slightly rubbed
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Catalogue Note

A RARE AND EARLY ANGLO-INDIAN ALBUM, with fine portraits and views. Many of the photographs are by Eugene Clutterbuck Impey (1830-1904), a soldier from a prominent family in the service of the British administration in India. He was a prolific and skilled photographer, and an award winning member of the Bengal Photographic Society. In 1858 he was appointed political agent in the court of Alwar in north-eastern Rajasthan. During his five years there he photographed extensively, amassing material for a book of architectural and landscape scenes. In 1865 he published a book on Delhi, Agra, and Rajpootana, illustrated with 80 albumen prints.

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