Chromogenic print; copy of albumen silver print.


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Artist
John Burke, British, 1843(?)–1900
Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Title
Gap Between Upper Bala-Hissar And Bala-Burj, Looking Toward Beni-Hissar
The Bala Hissar is the citadel that straddles Kabul to this day. In Burke’s time it was part fortress, part palace. Home to a small town of courtiers and servants, it also housed the British Embassy forced on the Afghans after the Treaty of Gandamak.
from the portfolio Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan
Date
1878–1880, printed September 2011
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 9 7/8 × 15 in. (25.1 × 38.1 cm) Sheet: 15 × 20 in. (38.1 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Morris Weiner

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2016.224.1
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

The artist; [Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California]; purchased by Morris Weiner, Houston, 2012; given to MFAH, 2016.