Phari

Phari

2001.35.26.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information

Photographer

Evan Yorke Nepean

Collection

Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 5th 1936

Region

Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number

2001.35.26.1

Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

View of Phari seen from a distance

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp

Expedition

British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

YN.16

This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.396.8.2 1998.131.146

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-026; 5; 10 circled in pencil; 505 printed; Phari'. [KC 28/07/2006]

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Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Phari Dzong and village across the cornfields'. [MS 28/07/2006]

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Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this print is to be found in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM [1998.131.129]. The reference 'YN.16' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: "Gradually the country became transformed, and we entered the real Tibet of my imagination. ... Turning a corner we saw Phari Dzong (fort) away in the distance, and the track going straight across the plain towards it. ... August 5th (continued) . - We have entered another world. A world of immense distances ... In the distance the flat-roofed village of Phari looks like an excrescence on the barren plain. ... As we approach we find to our amazement that certain parts of the plain are thickly carpeted with blue forget-me-not, and darker aconite. One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life - the sober olives and browns of the plain and then these exuberant splashes of cerulean blue running up to the massive keep of the Phari fort and the mud boundary-walls of the village" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, pp. 30-32]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 24 Oct. 2014 <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.26.1.html>.

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