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Chappar Rift, Khalifat Mountain, Baluchistan
20.6 x 26.6 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Acc. No. PGP 116.9
(Curatorial caption, accessed 23 November 2014)
This striking, desolate landscape stands out from Fred Bremner’s other work. He has managed to convey the expanse of this desert province, something that artists and photographers of India were continually struggling to achieve. Bremner described Baluchistan as "by no means naturally fertile; nothing but barren mountains and plains to be seen except in a few places, although heavy falls of snow often cover the country during winter; but summer after summer scarcely a drop of rain is to be seen… The soil is most productive, and it is surprising to see the beauty which springs into existence, due in great measure to artificial means of watering the soil".