|Dates: ||1815 - ?|
|Active: ||Belgium / Scotland|
In the 1856 exhibition of the Photographic Society of Scotland in Edinburgh, Captain Cumine showed eight calotypes of Bruges (half with the sky retouched); the Scotsman pronounced them “admirable views of the picturesque houses of Bruges.” He also displayed two calotypes of Edinburgh Castle and one view taken near Cheltenham. Scottish by birth, Cumine was a member of the society and is known to have lived both in Edinburgh and in Jersey. His daughter was born in India, so at some point he may have benefited from the intense interest in the waxed-paper process shown by photographers in that hot climate.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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