Lucknow; Great Emambara and Mosque

Samuel Bourne1864–1865

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of the Bara Imambara or the Great Imambara complex, a congregation hall of Islamic architecture with a number of chattris or decorative pavilions along its roof. Also visible on the center right area of the image is the Asafi Masjid, a large mosque with three domes and two minarets.


  • Title: Lucknow; Great Emambara and Mosque
  • Creator: Samuel Bourne
  • Date Created: 1864–1865
  • Location Created: Lucknow, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 23 × 28.9 cm (9 1/16 × 11 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.1224.1.43
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Samuel Bourne (English, 1834 - 1912)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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