Portrait of Frederick Spencer Chapman

Portrait of Frederick Spencer Chapman

2001.35.275.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information




Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

December 24th 1936

Named Person

Frederick Spencer Chapman


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 105 mm

Frederick Spencer Chapman in suit, shirt and tie. This photograph was taken on December 24th 1936, when Chapman went to photograph a special ceremony at the Jokhang cathedral in Lhasa [see text of Lhasa Mission for details]

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

C.20.14 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'F Spenser [sic.] Chapman Esq. ; ink no: 67; pencil no: C-20/14, blue no: 3'.[KC 14/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Self [Chapman] head and shoulders' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The quarter-plate images prefixed 'C.20.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Jokhang, Norbu Lingka, including interiors. The group of negatives is titled ‘Function at Cathedral’ by Chapman in his handlist of photographs, but this only seems to extend to the first 6 images out of 14, which were all taken on December 24th 1936 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Portrait of Frederick Spencer Chapman" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.275.1.html>.

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