1998.285.617 (Film negative)
Lt Col R. S. Kennedy? Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?
Sir Charles Bell
1920-1921 or 1922
Lhasa > Sho > Doring
149 x 90 mm
Negative film nitrate , Copy Negative
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
Unknown? Kennedy? Rosemeyer?
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]
In Negative - The image appears to be given three reference numbers, clearly attributed at different times. These are: '4bdu', '31b' and No. [3?b?] 30. None of these figures are referenced in Bell's List of Illustrations. [MS 14/7/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.14:"Obelisk engraved with historical inscriptions below the Potala Palace. In the small house on each side is a stone slab announcing a victory"
Other Information - Photographer: Bell did not use P-sized or 'Postcard' sized negatives of the kind with which this image is made for his images of Lhasa in 1920-21. However, Lt Col Robert Kennedy, who was with Bell in 1920-21, did so, as did W. P. Rosemeyer, who visited Lhasa many times from 1922 onwards as a telegraph officer involved with establishing the telegraph line to Lhasa. This is a copy of a print, not an original image, and the print may well have been acquired by Bell from one of these sources [MS 25/02/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sho Doring and Potala Palace" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.617.html>.
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