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.