Monks and officials wait for return of Reting Regent

Monks and officials wait for return of Reting Regent

2001.35.307.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

November 23rd 1936


Lhasa Area > Shingdonka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 80 mm

Group of monks with lay officials behind them wait for the return of the Reting Regent who had been on tour to Samye

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.13.12 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Lhamas; ink no: 123; pencil no: C-13/12, blue no: '; from an envelope marked 'Scenes during journeys around Lhasa' [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]: 'Queue of monks waiting to be blessed (focus bad)' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.13' comprise a group of negatives containing images of a photograph of the 13th Dalai Lama, Pendong, the mission hospital group, the Regent’s departure, 5 Kamba beggars, the Ngagchen Rimpoche, Taring Rimpoche. They seem to have been taken on or around November 23rd 1936, when the Regent returned from a tour to Samye [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks and officials wait for return of Reting Regent" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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