Chromogenic print; copy of albumen silver print.


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Artist
John Burke, British, 1843(?)–1900
Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Title
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
Date
1879, printed September 2011
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
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
2016.224.69
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

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