244 x 295 mm. View looking along a river, with a sheer cliff at the right and a steep, wooded hillside at the left. Bourne travelled along the Scinde Valley after leaving Srinagar on 15 September 1864, and found there the most picturesque landscape he had so far encountered, '... for up this valley I saw some of the finest mountain scenery it has ever been my fortune to look upon ... For about six miles it was one constant succession of pictures - one scene of absorbing beauty. Rocks, woods, water, mountains, precipices, and snow mingled in happiest combination - beauty and strength, softness and grandeur, peace and terror vied with each other in displaying their charms to the utmost. Where, thought I, shall I begin, and where shall I end my operations here? Pictures I marked down without number, each succeeding one seeming to be an improvement on the last ... But night, suddenly approaching, warned me not to linger further in these beautiful but treacherous solitudes', (B.J.P., 25 January 1867, p. 39). See also Y30221/51-55. Bourne no. 979.