2001.35.384.1 (Print Black & White)
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Evan Yorke Nepean
October 3rd 1936
Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka
106 x 72 mm
Singing , Performing
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
CY.16 [view film roll]
Notes on print/mount: [ink no:] 56; [pencil no:] CY/16; [blue no:] 53E. [KC 08/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Rupon singing with loudspeakers'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘28/3 - A cheerful Tibetan sing into the microphone’ [MS 08/08/2006]
Exhibition - This image appeared in the 2003 Temporary Exhibition at the Pitt Rivers "Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947"
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CY' taken during the 1936-7 British Mission to Lhasa under Sir Basil Gould comprise a group of negatives containing images of wireless, chang girls broadcasting, lunch party with Dagg, Chapman, Gyaltsen, Rupon, kitchen tent at Regent’s departure and picnic. They seem to have been taken during the period October 3rd - 6th 1936 [MS 08/08/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Mission Diary for October 3rd: "Today we gave the last of our big lunch parties. The guests were officials below the fourth rank. They were as easy to entertain as all our earlier guests and it was an enjoyable afternoon but we were all relieved to see the end of a week of parties" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part VII p. 2, written by Hugh Richardson]. See Bodleian Library Hugh Richardson Archive MS. Or. Richardson 3 folio 42 for a fuller description of this event.[MS 08/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Rupon sings at a Dekyi Lingka party" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.384.1.html>.
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