Yaks grazing on the Betsang plain

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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 130 mm

Yaks grazing on the Betsang plain with the Nyenchen Thang La mountains in the background. There is a large heron in the foreground.

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 - 'BETSANG Plain + Nyenchen Thangla' is written on the reverse of print on a yellow post-it in blue ink (not Richardson's hand) and 'Mid Western part of range' in black ink in Richardson's hand. [KC 18/4/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 91. 'Betsang & Nyenchen Thanglha'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist 'Album no.2' [nos.] '59-61. 'The Be tsang plain, yak grazing ground'.

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. "Yaks grazing on the Betsang plain " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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