Amerapoora: Shwe-doung-dyk Pagoda

Amerapoora: Shwe-doung-dyk Pagoda

Linnaeus Tripe

Tripe retouched most of his negatives made in Burma and India. Here he painted the banks of clouds on the negative and even added horizontal strokes in the foreground to suggest ripples on the water, possibly to compensate for numerous pinholes in the negative that caused a peppering of black dots scattered across the print. In the text accompanying his Burma portfolio, Tripe explained that he printed many pictures that he otherwise might have discarded for technical reasons simply because of the importance of their subjects. credited by

This view is from the embankment of a tank N. E. of the city, much of the carved work has been stripped off the Kyoung near the Pagoda.

Object Details

Title : Amerapoora: Shwe-doung-dyk Pagoda

Artist : Linnaeus Tripe

Date : 1855

Dimensions : Image : 35 x 26.5 cm (13.16 x 10.10 in)

Mount : 47 x 38.8 cm (18.11x 15.4 in)

Classification : Photograph

Location : Universities’ Central Library