Pastoral Scene, Baluchistan
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Pastoral Scene, Baluchistan about 1900
  • Scottish Art
Scots-born photographer Fred Bremner wrote about this image in his memoir: "Taken in the Hanna Valley, this pastoral view depicts the most important of the livestock indigenous to the country... the barren hills of Baluchistan do not convey the impression that they can produce such splendid fleeces, or mutton ... but unseen to the casual observer, the hills are enriched with a scented herb known as 'semgi' which possesses most nourishing properties. The Baluch shepherd greatly values his flock, as is evinced by the 'douche' he gives them, one by one, under the falling stream".

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Pastoral

A landscape painting in which the countryside is represented as an idyllic place, peopled by shepherds and shepherdesses or mythological figures.

Pastoral

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 129.21
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 25.00 x 30.10 cm (image size 24.40 x 29.60 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987