A group of four native women stand before a seated crowd of men and children in the open court of an ornately decorated building, possibly during a dance performance. An ensemble of musicians with native instruments stand behind the women. Four figures can also be seen through the screen windows on the upper level of the building.


  • Title: Nautch
  • Creator: Charles Shepherd, Bourne & Shepherd
  • Date Created: 1863–1869
  • Location Created: India
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.9 × 28.4 cm (9 × 11 3/16 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.XA.889.4.14
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Possibly Charles Shepherd (English, active 1858 - 1878) or Bourne & Shepherd (English, founded 1863, dissolved 2016)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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