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Assam India Rubber Tree
Albumen print, c. 1880s
101/10; 223 x 278 mm, mounted
$1000.
  
Galle face, Colombo, Ceylon
Albumen print, c. 1880s
9-10/10, minor edge fading; 211 x 278 mm, unmounted
$325.

Charles Scowen is a particular favourite photographer of ours, much overlooked probably because he worked in a relatively obscure part of the world, Ceylon, and during an unfashionable decade for 'art photography', the 1880s. Like Roger Fenton, however, he succeeded brilliantly in every branch of photography he attempted- still life, landscape, architecture, archaeological studies, portraiture and tree studies.
  
Jetavanarama Dagoba, Anuradhapura, Ceylon
Albumen print, 1880s
Tonality 9-10/10, minor edge fading; 219 x 278 mm., mounted
$800.

Charles Scowen is a particular favourite photographer of ours, much overlooked probably because he worked in a relatively obscure part of the world, Ceylon, and during an unfashionable decade for 'art photography', the 1880s. Like Roger Fenton, however, he succeeded brilliantly in every branch of photography he attempted- still life, landscape, architecture, archaeological studies, portraiture and tree studies.
  
Kandy Buddhist Temple, Ceylon
Albumen print, c. 1880s
9/10; 219 x 279 mm, unmounted
$375.
  
Palms in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon
Albumen print, c. 1880s
10/10; 209 x 273 mm, mounted
$625.
  
Palms in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon
Albumen print, c. 1880s
9-10/10; 218 x 277 mm, mounted
$450.
  
Ruins of Brazen Palace, Anuradhapura, Ceylon
Albumen print, c. 1880
10/10; 205 x 271 mm, unmounted
$1000.
  
Singhalese Devil Dancers
Albumen print, c. 1880s
101/0; 201 x 259 mm, mounted
$875.
  
Tamil woman
Albumen print, c. 1880s
10/10; 277 x 214 mm, unmounted
$900.
  
Tamil woman, Ceylon
Albumen print, 1880s
Tonality- 9-10/10, some creasing, minor edge fading; 274 x 213 mm., unmounted
$675.

Charles Scowen is a particular favourite photographer of ours, much overlooked probably because he worked in a relatively obscure part of the world, Ceylon, and during an unfashionable decade for 'art photography', the 1880s. Like Roger Fenton, however, he succeeded brilliantly in every branch of photography he attempted- still life, landscape, architecture, archaeological studies, portraiture and tree studies.
Signed in negative.
  
The Perahera, Annual Buddhist Procession
Albumen print, c. 1880
9/10, minor fold and edge fading at top edge; 216 x 281 mm, unmounted
$600.