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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. 38. Amerapoora. Portico of the Residency. / This covered a square of ninety feet having a dome-like roof of thatched bamboo, and closed on the outer side by a Poscenium for Marionettes, draperied with blue cloth laced with gold and silver. In this / portico, the ground being the stage, were performed pu-es (the Burmese opera) for the amusement of the members of the mission.

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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.