Chromogenic print; copy of albumen silver print.


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Artist
John Burke, British, 1843(?)–1900
Simon Norfolk, British, born Nigeria, 1963
Title
The Amir Yakub Khan, General Daod Shah, Habeebula Moustafi with Major Cavagnari C.S.I and Mr Jenkyns.
Proud and imperious, Cavagnari was chosen by the British as their envoy in Kabul knowing his arrogance would soon produce a casus belli. Within four months an angry crowd destroyed the Emabssy and Cavagnari and Jenkyns were dead.
from the portfolio Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan
Date
1879, printed September 2011
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 9 × 14 15/16 in. (22.9 × 38 cm) Sheet: 15 × 20 in. (38.1 × 50.8 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Morris Weiner

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2016.224.72
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

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