Nepean and Sonam returning to India

Nepean and Sonam returning to India

2001.35.308.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

December 15th 1936?

Named Person

Evan Nepean, Sonam


Yamdrok Tso Region > Nagartse

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 70 mm

Nepean and his orderly Sonam leaving Nagartse in December 1936 as Nepean had been recalled to India.

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

BD.12 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Kyi chu Gorge; ink no: 125; pencil no: BD/12; 16;26;28, 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]: 'Nepean and Sona Mundhu leaving N. [Nangartse]' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'BD' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936 - 37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of Jangme village, Chaksam and ferry, Nepean and Sona Mundhu, Nangartse, animals and birds, Karo La, yaks descending pass. These images were taken in December 1936 when Chapman escorted Nepean, who was returning to India, to Nangartse, and then remained near Yamdrok Tso to take photographs of the flora and fauna [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Location: Nangartse (snga dkar rtse) is situated on the route between Gyantse (rgyal rtse) and Lhasa north of the Yamdrok Tso (Yar 'brog mtsho) lake. The fortified building serve as the residence of the Dzongpon (rdzong dpon), the district governor, and as the adminstrative centre of the area. [TS 18/4/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nepean and Sonam returning to India" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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