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. 21. Pugahm Myo. East facade of Damayangyee Pagoda. / The Pagoda of which this is a part, is one of the best examples of design, and in some parts of it, of workmanship at Pugahm. It is about 30 feet larger in length and breadth than Thapinyu. It is very ruinous. In the / vestibule on the East face, the vaulting of brickwork has been laid bare, and shows less careful work in that important part, than in the walls below. This, with its having been more neglected than the other / temples, may account for its dilapidated condition. The central aisles have been blocked up, but not so carefully as to escape notice. This shuts up all the centre of the building; / for what purpose is unknown. A strong wall 12 feet high, surrounds it. It dates from about the Year 1154 A. D.
Marks and Labels
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.