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[Allagalla Mountain], 1867

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/19

Scope and Contents

204 x 165 mm. (two prints joined) General view of Allagalla Mountain, with the line of the railway visible on the lower slopes: ‘Messrs. Slinn's view of Allagalla is faithful as a representation of the mass, but as a picture we feel that it somewhat wants a relieving foreground. It is all mountain except a tree in the near foreground, the effect of which is beautiful; branches and leaves - the very stamens of the flowers apparently coming out in exquisite relief against the mountain side and the break of sky above. We hope yet to see a really perfect picture of Allagalla as viewed from the lovely valley it overlooks and which its streams fertilize. But for this, an instrument of very large focus will be necessary, - or the brush of the regular painter. True portraits of the near with equally true details of the far can scarcely be combined in a photograph’ (p. 10).

Dates

  • 1867

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Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2015-09-08 12:15:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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