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Rare Works: Linnaeus Tripe at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
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Captain Linnaeus Tripe captured 19th century views of Burma and India. The 21 salt prints on view are the result of an early photographic waxed paper negative technique. These prints remain transportative and epic. They are infused with a sense of exploration, discovery, and adventure.

2/17/2015
When: 2/17/2015

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Linnaeus Tripe:  Photographs of Burma and India 

 

Through April 24, 2015 

 

Captain Linnaeus Tripe captured 19th century views of Burma and India.  The 21 salt prints on view are the result of an early photographic waxed paper negative technique.  These prints remain transportative and epic.  They are infused with a sense of exploration, discovery, and adventure.

 

After serving a decade in the army in India as a cadet, Tripe returned to England in 1850 on leave. From 1851-54, he began to experiment with photography in his native Devonport and the exhibition includes one of Tripe‚Äôs earliest surviving pictures, Devonport, Richmond Walk, made during that time.   Tripe returned to India as a captain in 1854, and took leave from his regiment to take pictures of temples that had never been photographed.  Hoping to secure a peace treaty with the Burmese, Lord Dalhousie sent a diplomatic mission to the Court of Ava at Amerapoora, Burma (Myanmar) in the summer of 1855. Linnaeus Tripe was appointed the official photographer.  (Adapted from Hans P. Kraus press release)

 

Tripe traveled and worked with an eye trained to both the colonial and pre-colonial worlds he intersected with his lens. 

Learn more about this exhibition please contact Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs at (212) 794-2064.

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