View of mountains from Trip La

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Trib

Accession number


Image Dimensions

56 X 45 mm

View from Trip La of snow-capped mountain range in far distance with rolling hills and valleys in middle ground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - 'from Grib La' is written in pencil and in black ink, 'looking S.SW.' is written in black ink over earlier entry now erased - '? Trip La' '? Towards Nagar' 'Kaykyang or' in pencil and '60?' and 'Velox' in an oval are stamped in black.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 7. 'do.' [FROM GRIBLA]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Hand List: Journey starting at Gong dkar rdzong on Gstang-po, 29.18 N. 90.48 E. [no.] 7. 'do' [Grib La looking south c 29.2 n. 91.7.e'].

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date of 1950 for this image is derived from Richardson’s negative album No.4, the cover of which is marked with ‘Lhobrag 1950’. There are 16 images, of Chitesho, Gongkhar Dzong, Lhasa Post Office, Nesar, Yamdrok Tso and Shabsha, Karmaling Chu, Lhobrag, which share the same batch development number and seem to relate to a trip that Richardson took in this year. His preference for using 6x4.5 images, the smallest exposure size possible using his Zeiss Super Ikonta camera, seems to have returned only towards the end of his time in Tibet, possibly to maximise the number of images that he could take on each roll of film (16 using a film plane mask of this size or 8 at 6x9 cm) and this also suggests that the image wa taken at the end rather than the beginning of his residence in Tibet [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of mountains from Trip La" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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