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In 1852 Bourne continued his partnership with Vignoles in Russia. This involved an excursion with Bourne to take daguerreotype photographs of the total eclipse at Ooman, a hundred miles south of Kiev.
In 1855 Bourne helped Vignoles to organise an exhibition of photographs of Russia, and it is likely that most of the images on display were taken by Bourne. However after this date, reference to his life and work is sparse.
In 1866, at age 52, John Cooke Bourne married Catherine Cripps, the daughter of an official at Buckingham Palace and the couple moved to Teddington. Bourne died in the district of Brentford in February 1896 and was described in his death certificate as "Artist - (painter)".
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