The Jewels of the Pagoda

Linnaeus Tripe British

Not on view

Tripe was a career military officer in India and, in the late 1850s, Government Photographer to the Madras Presidency. In just five years he made nearly one thousand views of India and Burma. Between December 1857 and April 1858, Tripe made an ambitious and difficult tour of India's southern districts in order
to create a record for the government of the region's antiquities, scenes of historic importance, and natural phenomena. On a stop at the great temple
at Srirangam, he recorded a splendid display of its treasures in a photograph that perfectly conveys the shimmering effect of sunlight on lustrous surfaces.

The Jewels of the Pagoda, Linnaeus Tripe (British, Devonport (Plymouth Dock) 1822–1902 Devonport), Albumen silver print from waxed paper negative

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