River crossing, River Jhelum, Kashmir
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River crossing, River Jhelum, Kashmir About 1896
  • Scottish Art
When he travelled into Kashmir around 1900, Bremner was deeply impressed by the beauty of the country. He looked down the Jhelum Valley and wrote: 'In the depths of the valley below, some 3,000 feet, the river winds its tortuous way and the eye may sometimes rest on a figure slowly gliding through mid-air with no apparent support whatever. Coming to close quarters one sees a crossing by rope bridges... The Kashmiris walk across these fragile structures, carrying heavy loads and fearless of danger, but sometimes a bridge snaps with its living freight who gets carried away in the torrent below'.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 129.50
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 22.70 x 27.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987