Nyechen Thangla range with nomad's tent in foreground

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 21st - 31st 1939


Betsang Region > Nyenchen Thangla

Accession number


Image Dimensions

127 X 121 mm

The Nyenchen Thangla mountains north of the Lhasa valley. A nomad's black tent may be seen in the foreground and some mud-brick buildings painted white next to it.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print Silver , Enlargement

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's visit to Talung, 1939

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'BETSANG + Nyenchen Thangla' is written on the reverse of print in blue ink on a yellow post-it and
'Towards Eastern end of range' is written on the print in Richardson's hand in black ink'. [KC 18/4/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - - Notes on negative index - Folio 87. 'Nyenchen Thang lha'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: Album 2. [nos.] 59-61. 'The Be-tsang plain, yak grazing ground.'

Other Information - Location: The Nyenchen Thangla range is 7088 meters and the range divides the upper Kyichu region and the Jangthang Plateau in the North. (TS)

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image can be related to a group of 13 images which have contact prints with the batch development number '512 taken on, before or just after the Talung tour in May 1939. This batch number relates also to the 512 Black for 21 6x9 images suggesting that by this time Richardson was using two cameras and that the batch numbers can also correlate with each other across print sizes [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nyechen Thangla range with nomad's tent in foreground" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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