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Views of H. H. the Nizam's Dominions. Hyderabad (Deccan)

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Object Details

Title:

Views of H. H. the Nizam's Dominions. Hyderabad (Deccan)

Artist/Maker:

Lala Deen Dayal (Indian, 1844 - 1905)

Culture:

Indian

Place:

Secunderabad, India; Hyderabad, India (Place Created)

Date:

1889

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2008.78

Dimensions:

Closed: 36 × 50 × 5.8 cm (14 3/16 × 19 11/16 × 2 5/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift in memory of Marie McNabola and Irene Peters

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Object Description

Lala Deen Dayal was trained as an engineer but took up photography around 1864. He entered government service in 1866, founded the firm "Lala Deen Dayal & Sons" in 1868, and was commissioned to photograph temples and palaces of India. In 1886, Dayal retired from government service and became a professional photographer, moving to Hyderabad, India to work for the Nizam of Hyderabad, who conferred the honorary title of "raja" upon him.

Provenance
Provenance
about 1972 - 2008

Weston Naef (Los Angeles, California) and Mary Naef (Los Angeles, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.