Linnaeus Tripe

Photography Centre, Rooms 99 – 101

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An officer in the East India Company army, Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822 – 1902) is known for his early photographs of India and Burma from the 1850s, many of which were donated to the V&A in the late 19th century. Our collection includes a wide cross-section of his portfolio from India and Burma, including landscapes, architectural photographs, portraits and artifact still lifes.

Collection Highlights

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West Entrance to the Shwe-San-dau pagoda, Prome, salted paper print, by Linneaus Tripe, 1855, Burma
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Colossal Statue of the Gautama close to the N.end of the wooden bridge, salted paper print, by Linneaus Tripe, 1855, Burma
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Mengoon pagoda from N.W (Mingun), salted paper print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1855, Burma
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Near View of the Shwe-Dagon pagoda, Rangoon (Yangon), salted paper print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1855, Burma
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A small four pillared Mundapum inside the Second Gopuram, albumen print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1858, Srirangam, India
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Reliefs, Madras, albumen print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1858, India
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Amerapoora. Basement of Pyathat of Kyoung No, salted paper print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1855, Burma
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Musical Instruments Belonging to H. E., albumen print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1858, Poodoocottah, India
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Aisle on the South Side of the Puthu Mundapum, from the Western Portico, albumen print, by Linnaeus Tripe, 1858, Madurai, India
The East Gopuram of the Great Pagoda, photograph, Linnaeus Tripe, 1858, India. Museum no. IS.40:2-1889. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Features

Background image: Background image: Colossal Statue of the Gautama close to the N.end of the wooden bridge by Linneaus Tripe, 1855, Burma. Museum no. 1527-1909. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London