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Lot 87
BURMA
Mandalay, c.1900

Sold for £ 1,015 (US$ 1,354) inc. premium

Photography

18 May 2004, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

BURMA
Mandalay, c.1900
Album containing 24 photographs, thought to be by M. Criouleansky of Mandalay, captioned in ink, pasted recto and verso, calf backed boards, oblong folio

Footnotes

  • The photographs are from the Mandalay region, and include "The Palace", "Kuthodaw" (called 450 Pagodas), "King Theebaw's Monastery", "King Mindon's Tomb", "Native Style of Ruby Fishing", "Palaungs", "Shans Carrying Tea from Lashio to Maymyo", and "The Dacoits who broke into Fort Dufferin, Mandalay in 1897" (which appeared in the February %th, 1898 issue of "The Graphic").
    One of the images, captioned "The Real Last Archbishop of Burma lying in State", appears in Noel Singer's "Burmah" book, with the more correct caption "The body of the Abbot of the Mya-taung Kyaung (Queen Suphayarlat's Golden Monastery) embalmed and covered in gold leaf, resting on his couch and shaded by four white umbrellas".
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