Group portrait of Pilgrims at Vishram Ghat - ROM2011_11756_31


Group portrait of Pilgrims at Vishram Ghat

Maker: Bharat Studios
Medium:Watercolour on gelatin silver developing-out paper print
Geography: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: 1973
15.4 x 20.5 cm (image)
Object number: 2004.60.25
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible with the generous support of the South Asia Research and Acquisition Fund
Not on view
DescriptionThis work is a combination print in which two negatives were used to make a single image. The background of Vishram Ghat was photographed at an earlier time and used as a stock image by the studio. It was put together with a new foreground image that would have been taken when the photographer was hired by the devotees desiring a souvenir of their pilgrimage to this sacred place on the banks of the Yamuna River. The selective colouring of the pilgrims may be a symbolic gesture to bless the young woman with children.
South Asia
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