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Inscription

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. 39. Amerapoora. West Gate of the Residency Enclosure. / This enclosure was formed by a bamboo wall about eighteen feet high, on the outer side of which was a continuous shed all round except at the East and west sides, in the centre of which were gateways. This shed was / a barrack for some 600 Burmese soldiers with their officers, forming the Guard of Honor to the mission.

Marks and Labels

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

Provenance

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.