Paul Frecker
Fine Photographs


Kandyan chiefs
Skeen and Co of Ceylon (attrib.)

An albumen print portrait of Kandyan chiefs dating from the mid-1870s. An inked inscription in a period hand in the lower margin reads ‘Group of Kandian Chiefs.’

Photographed by either Skeen and Co of Ceylon or Scowan and Co of Ceylon.

Dimensions: the print measures 8.4" by 11.1" (21.5 cm by 28.2 cm) and is mounted on a larger album page of firm, stiff paper.

Condition: the print presents a few small marks in the area of the background but is otherwise in excellent condition. The album page presents a small amount of faint foxing in one margin but is otherwise crisp and clean. 

price:  £300
code: cat009
Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Kanyan chiefs, Kandian chiefs, Skeen, Scowan, Singhalese