10. William Willoughby Hooper (1837–1912) Photographs of Indian Subjects, ca. 1860 An album containing fifteen albumen prints, each image signed by Hooper, titled and numbered consecutively on the mount in another hand, ownership inscription on flyleaf dated Madras 1860, contemporary maroon morocco, gilt spine, lettered "Photographs of Indian Subjects", large 4to,
Album 38.5 x 32.5cm (15 x 12 1/2in)
images 14 x 19.5cm. (5 1/2 x 7 7/8in)
An early Hooper album comprising of portraits of tradesmen and servants, some identified here as being from Hooper's own staff: "Matey Chocras" [Chai wallahs], pencilled annotation "Servants whose business it is to work the Tea service"; Tailors; Cook room; Baker; Gardeners; Horse Keepers, pencilled annotation "This is Captain Hooper's own stable and his Ghorawallahs"; Grass Cutters; Cobblers; Washermen; Dyers; Wood Sellers; Barber; Carpenters; Blacksmiths; Tinmen.
est. £4000 – £6000