Mr. Brown's Horses, Jhansi

Mr. Brown's Horses, Jhansi


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Raja Deen Dayal

(Indian, 1844–1905)

Albumen print

Image: 18.9 x 27.6 cm (7 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Paper: 18.9 x 27.6 cm (7 7/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2016.266.24



Imported into India in great numbers by the British, horses were used for both transportation and sports such as riding, polo, and racing. Caring for the animals fell largely to Indian servants. Captions on the photographs’ mounts specify the owners of these animals (note that Major Sparks also has a monkey and pet deer). However, none of the Indian servants is identified. Nor would they have received a copy of the photograph because of their low social status, which was far below that of Deen Dayal.

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