Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) is known for his photographs of India and Burma taken in the 1850s. It was the time that nascent photographic processes were advancing, and photography was increasingly recognised for its usefulness in making apparently fast and 'truthful' records.
Linnaeus Tripe Biography
Linnaeus Tripe was born on 14 April 1822, in Devonport (then Plymouth Dock) Devon, the ninth of twelve children. His mother Mary (1786-1842) founded the Devon and Cornwall Female Orphan Asylum in 1832, and his father Cornelius (1785-1860) was a surgeon, also interested in natural history and art.
Closed Exhibition - Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860
24 June – 11 October 2015. This exhibition featured some of the earliest and most striking views of the landscape and architecture of India and Burma, by a pioneering British photographer. Part of the V&A India Festival 2015.