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Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, 1809-1898) Nainital, view of house in forest, circa 1858-1862 Calotype negative, waxed 36.8 x 47.1 cm, irregularly trimmed

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, 1809-1898)
Nainital, view of house in forest, circa 1858-1862
Calotype negative, waxed
36.8 x 47.1 cm, irregularly trimmed

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Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, 1809-1898) View of the Taj Mahal, circa 1864 Calotype negative, waxed 25.3 x 35.0 cm on 26.7 x 35.0 cm paper

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, 1809-1898)
View of the Taj Mahal, circa 1864
Calotype negative, waxed
25.3 x 35.0 cm on 26.7 x 35.0 cm paper

Dr. John Murray had a distinguished career as a medical officer in India from 1833-1871.  Murray began practicing calotype photography there in 1848 and was the first photographer to systematically record the antiquities in India.

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Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, active in India, 1809-1898) View of lake, India, circa 1858-1862 Calotype negative, waxed, with selectively applied pigment 38.2 x 47.2 cm Inscribed "25/12" in ink on verso

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, active in India, 1809-1898)
View of lake, India, circa 1858-1862
Calotype negative, waxed, with selectively applied pigment
38.2 x 47.2 cm
Inscribed "25/12" in ink on verso

Dr. John Murray had a distinguished career as a medical officer in India from 1833-1871.  Murray began practicing calotype photography there in 1848 and was the first photographer to systematically record the antiquities in India. This view was made in Nynee Tal, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site and a popular retreat for the British, especially off-duty officers.

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Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, 1809-1898) Nainital, view of house in forest, circa 1858-1862 Calotype negative, waxed 36.8 x 47.1 cm, irregularly trimmed

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, 1809-1898)
Nainital, view of house in forest, circa 1858-1862
Calotype negative, waxed
36.8 x 47.1 cm, irregularly trimmed

Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, 1809-1898) View of the Taj Mahal, circa 1864 Calotype negative, waxed 25.3 x 35.0 cm on 26.7 x 35.0 cm paper

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, 1809-1898)
View of the Taj Mahal, circa 1864
Calotype negative, waxed
25.3 x 35.0 cm on 26.7 x 35.0 cm paper

Dr. John Murray had a distinguished career as a medical officer in India from 1833-1871.  Murray began practicing calotype photography there in 1848 and was the first photographer to systematically record the antiquities in India.

Dr. John MURRAY (Scottish, active in India, 1809-1898) View of lake, India, circa 1858-1862 Calotype negative, waxed, with selectively applied pigment 38.2 x 47.2 cm Inscribed "25/12" in ink on verso

Dr. John Murray (Scottish, active in India, 1809-1898)
View of lake, India, circa 1858-1862
Calotype negative, waxed, with selectively applied pigment
38.2 x 47.2 cm
Inscribed "25/12" in ink on verso

Dr. John Murray had a distinguished career as a medical officer in India from 1833-1871.  Murray began practicing calotype photography there in 1848 and was the first photographer to systematically record the antiquities in India. This view was made in Nynee Tal, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site and a popular retreat for the British, especially off-duty officers.

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