Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Beechwood Park

Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Beechwood Park

1890

Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)

Photochrom

Image: 20.9 x 26.8 cm (8 1/4 x 10 9/16 in.); Paper: 20.9 x 26.8 cm (8 1/4 x 10 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.217

Fun Fact

The composition evokes traditions in European landscape painting, not surprising since the photograph was made by Europeans for sale to Europeans and Americans.

Description

This view looks down at the town of Darjeeling, established in the early 1800s by the British colonial administration at 6,900 feet above sea level and across the foothills at Kinchinjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, which rises to more than 28,000 feet.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Photochrom

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