2001.35.26.1 (Print Black & White)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
August 5th 1936
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Notes on print/mount - '2-026; 5; 10 circled in pencil; 505 printed; Phari'. [KC 28/07/2006]
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]
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 26 Jan. 2015 <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.26.1.html>.
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