Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Kutcherry Hill

Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Kutcherry Hill

1890

Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890-1910)

Photochrom

Image: 21 x 26.6 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.); Paper: 21 x 26.6 cm (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2018.216

Fun Fact

The largest peak in the background is Kinchinjunga, the third highest mountain in the world and the tallest in India.

Description

The photographer chose a very high horizon line in order to emphasize the grandeur and scale of the mountains and foothills of the Lesser Himalayas. In the foreground, the human settlements are dwarfed by nature’s creation, but the greenery they offer is refreshing and hospitable in contrast to the severity of the rock and cragged, snow-covered peaks.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Photochrom

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