Kusho Doring and wife

Kusho Doring and wife

1998.285.122 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 1920?

Named Person

Doring Kusho, Doring Kusho's wife


Gyantse Region > Doring House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Kusho Doring and his wife with members of their household standing behind them. Kusho Doring is wearing spectacles

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Copy Neg


Sir Charles Bell

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number

See H.106

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


This Image also appears in another collection


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry for H.106: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H106 (r) The Dorings at Gyantse. Servants standing behind. [Remarks] L.76 [lantern slide 76]"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.285.122 and 1998.285.123 in his List of Illustrations and both images may be referenced by the caption for H.106. 1998.285.123 appears to be the original image, 1998.285.122 being a re-photograph of this, which has cropped the borders and zoomed in slightly on the group [MS 20/5/2004]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken during 1920 when Bell was in Gyantse waiting for approval of his proposed Mission to Lhasa. Kusho Doring seems slightly older in this image than in 1998.285.124 & 1998.285.125, which can be dated to c.1915 given the presence of Lady Cashie Bell in these photographs as we know that Lady Bell accompanied Sir Charles to Gyantse in that year [see notes for 1998.285.501]. [MS 22/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kusho Doring and wife" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.122.html>.

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