Woodcarver, Kashmir
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Woodcarver, Kashmir about 1896
  • Scottish Art
A skilled craftsman himself, Bremner produced a series of large glass plate negatives showing Indian artisans at work. These photographs, like the one here, hint at the material wealth of India, which placed it at the heart of Britain's colonial economy. The ornamental appearance of the objects in this picture hides their practical uses from the viewer. Grouped on the left we see several bookstands, mirror frames and vases whereas the beautifully carved screen defines the woodcarver's 'studio' space.

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Glass plate negative

A photographic negative using glass as its support.

Glass plate negative

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 129.43
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 24.70 x 29.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987