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signed by artist, lower right in ink on print: L Tripe; typeset in black ink on white paper label affixed to mount, lower center: No. 96. Mengoon. Ruined Griffins. / In front of the Pagoda. These were 95 feet high; but, like the latter, were shattered by the earthquake of 1839. The heads and necks lie scattered about their pedestals in masses.

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artist’s blindstamp on mount, upper center: BY THEE I DRAW


Linnaeus Tripe [1822-1902]; presented to James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie [1812-1860], Governor-General of India [1848-1856], February 1857; by descent to the Broun-Ramsay family; (sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 May 2012, part of Lot 211); NGA purchase (through Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc., New York), 2012.