2001.35.396.36.1 (Album Print black & white)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
September 14th 1936?
Lhasa > Tsarong House
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Notes on print/mount - 'Sarong's house. The most comfortable and well finished in Lhasa'. [MS 30/07/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on September 14th when Tsarong hosted dinner for the Mission members on the occasion of Brigadier Neame's departure from Lhasa [MS 30/07/2006]
Other Information - Description: "The Tsarong mansion lies just beyond that of the Prime Minister, between the City and the Kyi Chu. Turning out of a flooded stretch of wasteland we entered the usual type of terraced gateway, and then found ourselves looking at the most remarkable house in Lhasa. The Tsarong mansion, like all Tibetan houses, faces south, but it looks onto a skilfully laid out garden instead of onto the traditional courtyard surrounded by lower buildings. The style is a pleasant combination of Tibetan mansion and English country house. The roof is flat, and there are incense-burners and prayer flags on it, but the windows are of the casement type and fitted throughout with glass. The door is ornamented in the best Tibetan style, but in front of it are a dozen granite steps covered with pots of flowering plants" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p. 104] [MS 28/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsarong's house in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.36.1.html>.
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