Apr 10, 2019
Apr 10, 2019

Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Kutcherry Hill

Darjeeling. Kinchinjunga and the Snows from Kutcherry Hill


Photoglob Co.

(Zurich, active c. 1890–1910)


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


Did you know?

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


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.

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