Photographs of British India in the 1850's
October 19, 2002 to March 30, 2003
Linneaus Tripe (British, 1822-1902)
Madura. The Great Pagoda, Mootoo Alaghur and East Gopurum from Tank
albumen print from a waxed paper negative
©2002 Art Gallery of Ontario
gift of Dr. Shasi B. Dewan and Janet E. Dewan, 1994
An exhibition to mark the publication of the catalogue raisonné on the complete works of British photographer Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902). His extraordinary images of architecture and scenic sites, made from calotype negatives, are among the most bold and inventive images realized in the early decades of photography. Approximately 20 impressive views of Amerapoora, Madura, Trichinopoly and other locales, selected from the AGO collection, reveal the adventurous spirit of this official government-appointed photographer. Linnaeus Tripe: Catalogue Raisonné, a superb work of scholarship by Janet Dewan and published by the AGO, will be available in the Gallery Shop in March 2003.