2001.35.29.1 (Print Black & White)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
August 5th 1936
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Dak Bungalow
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Notes on print/mount - '2-029; 83'. [KC 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'A present for the Regent. Taken at Phari Dzong Rest House'. [MS 28/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum. 'YN.4' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Setting: These spaniels were intended to be given as a gift to the Reting Regent in Lhasa. Chapman describes the handing over of presents to the Regent on August 28th 1936: "As soon as we presented scarves and drunk tea - both Tibetan and European drink was served - our presents were brought in a given to the Regent. ... They also included the "Kharita" (letter of salutation) and a signed photograph from the Viceroy of India, and three young spaniels that we had brought up to Lhasa as a personal gift from His Excellency to the Regent. It is not the custom to show any pleasure at the receipt of presents, but the young Regent could hardly conceal his delight with the dogs, which, I regret to say, did not behave very well on this their first experience of the inside of a house" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.100] [MS 01/04/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dogs being fed at Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.29.1.html>.
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