9 episodes

This exhibition explores the democratizing aspect of photography by presenting royal court portraits alongside photographs of the middle class that were often circulated as carte-de-visites, cabinet cards, or postcards throughout South Asia from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia Rubin Museum of Art

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This exhibition explores the democratizing aspect of photography by presenting royal court portraits alongside photographs of the middle class that were often circulated as carte-de-visites, cabinet cards, or postcards throughout South Asia from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

    Allegory: 401-Introduction and Illustrated Historical Album

    Allegory: 401-Introduction and Illustrated Historical Album

    • 2 min
    Allegory: 402-Chitrakar Jujiram Gopilal Nathdwara

    Allegory: 402-Chitrakar Jujiram Gopilal Nathdwara

    • 1 min
    Allegory: 403-Portrait of a Sinhalese Boy of the Rhodiya Caste

    Allegory: 403-Portrait of a Sinhalese Boy of the Rhodiya Caste

    • 1 min
    Allegory: 404-General Sarada Shumshere

    Allegory: 404-General Sarada Shumshere

    • 1 min
    Allegory: 405-A Burmese Girl

    Allegory: 405-A Burmese Girl

    • 1 min
    Allegory: 406-Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur

    Allegory: 406-Maharana Fateh Singh of Udaipur

    • 2 min

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