The observatory, Delhi.
In the mid-1800s, no simple method of enlarging photographs existed. To make a sizable print, Murray worked with a large-format wooden camera capable of accepting negatives up to 16 by 20 inches. He worked with both glass and waxed-paper negatives; traveling photographers and those in remote places found the waxed-paper negatives particularly useful because the paper did not require immediate development. With this unwieldy equipment, Murray produced a body of work documenting India's architecture that remained unsurpassed in the 1800s. (J. Paul Getty Museum).
Albumen print, 33 x 42.3 cm. (13 x 16.5 inches). Mounted on card. Fair tonal range and in good condition, with printed caption on card 'Printed at the school of Industrial Art, Calcutta, /from a negative by /Dr. Murray, /Civil Surgeon, Agra'.
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