Skip to Content
Closed now, next open tomorrow. Closed now, next open tomorrow.

No. 8. Ye-nan-gyoung [Yenangyaung]. Kyoung.

A work made of salted paper print, from the album "views of burma" (1856).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of salted paper print, from the album "views of burma" (1856).




Linnaeus Tripe
English, 1822–1902

About this artwork

Linnaeus Tripe produced some of the earliest photographs of British India and Burma ever made. The British ruled large parts of India through the East India Company, a corporation with its own private armies and governmental functions. Tripe rose through the ranks of the Company army, and began to experiment with photography in the early 1850s, photographing temples and other Indian monuments. In 1855, James Broun-Ramsay, Governor General of India, commissioned him to join a diplomatic mission to Burma as its official photographer to document architecture and points of interest. Over the course of several months, Tripe produced over 200 waxed paper negatives, selecting 120 for albums for the colonial government of India; this print is from an album that remained, until recently, with the Broun-Ramsay family. When the complete series was exhibited in 1857, the jury called the photographs “excellent; remarkable for great distinctness and also for their unusual and beautiful tint.”


Currently Off View


Photography and Media


Linnaeus Tripe


No. 8. Ye-nan-gyoung [Yenangyaung]. Kyoung.


England (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1855


Salted paper print, from the album "Views of Burma" (1856)


Image/paper: 26 × 34.8 cm (10 1/4 × 13 3/4 in.); Mount: 45.6 × 58.3 cm (18 × 23 in.)

Credit Line

Smart Family Acquisition Fund

Reference Number


IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.


Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions