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Chromogenic print; copy of albumen silver print.
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John Burke, British, 1843(?)–1900Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Nautch Girls.These dancing girls would have performed for the Amir in his private chambers and were a popular motif for Indian photographers like Burke. Because they are not Muslim women, they could take employment as dancers and could show their faces to foreign photographers.from the portfolio Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan
- 1879, printed September 2011
- Chromogenic print
- Image: 10 13/16 × 14 15/16 in. (27.5 × 38 cm) Sheet: 15 × 20 in. (38.1 × 50.8 cm)
- Credit Line
Gift of Morris Weiner
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
The artist; [Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California]; purchased by Morris Weiner, Houston, 2012; given to MFAH, 2016.