1922.214.171.124.1 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Lhasa > House near Norbu Lingka
111 x 68 mm
Print gelatin silver
Manual Catalogues - "The Dalai Lama's family. A well known photograph so probably not Staunton's. Tsering W. Shakya related this in July 1997. Note the two cages with the canaries which were gifts to the Dalai Lama from the British Mission. See Gould's official report and his account in the Geographical Magazine of 1947. The picture is not the same as that in the Dalai Lama's sister's book [ Tibet: My Story: An Autobiography , 1997, London: Element by Jetsun Pema] where the shot is taken as slightly different angle." [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections]. It is unclear whether this is Richardson's comment or Croston's. [KC 20/12/2005]
Research publication - A photograph taken at the same time of the same group but without the dog is reproduced in Martin Brauen, ed. The Dalai Lamas A Visual History , 2005, Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich, Chicago: Serindia Publications, p.192 with the caption, "The extended family of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. In the centre, father and mother, on her lap Jetsun Pema, his youngest sister, and to their right his oldest sister, Tsering Dolma. Next to the father is Gyalo Thondup, brother. Behind them, some servants. 1940."
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (19126.96.36.199) with three other images. [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - People: The Dalai Lama's parents had sixteen children in all, seven of whom survived infancy. [KC 20/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The 14th Dalai Lama's family and servants in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19188.8.131.52.1.html>.
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