The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
The Diwan-i Khas from the Mussaman Burj, Agra Palace

Similar

The Diwan-i Khas from the Mussaman Burj, Agra Palace

description

Summary



Public domain reproduction of artwork in Metropolitan Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

With the invention of photography, the eighteenth-century British passion for recording exotic lands and studies of the peoples in India was given new impetus. The earliest photography on the continent dates from 1840 in Calcutta, the political center of British India. The technology for photography arrived in India quickly became popular among the local rulers-many of whom employed photographers at their courts-as well as the British who had come to make their fortunes in the colony. For both populations, the new medium replaced painting as the method for recording the local landscape, architecture, people, and important events.

date_range

Date

1862 - 1863
create

Source

Metropolitan Museum of Art
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

Explore more

john murray
john murray