Fox, Doring and Kyibu playing majong

Fox, Doring and Kyibu playing majong

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

c. October 1938

Named Person

Reginald Fox, Doring Se, Kyibu


Lhasa >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 57 mm

Four players (left to right) Reginald Fox, Doring, Kyibu and unknown person with his back to the camera playing majong. There are two Chinese style paintings and one Tibetan painted scroll (thang ka) on the wall behind them.

Further Information



Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '7' 'PEOPLE'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 48. 'do. [Party]'

Other Information - 'The man on the left is Fox and on the right is Kyipup'. [TT in conversation with KC] [KC 9/6/2006]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: Alex McKay writes about Reginald Fox in Tibet and the British Raj , 1997, Richmond: Curzon Press, p. 203 - 4, "Reginald Fox served as Lhasa mission Radio Officer from March 1947 until 1950 and similarly died soon after retiring. While he and his Tibetan wife were frequently mentioned by travellers, there is also no trace of him in surviving official records." [KC 13/12/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This is one of a group of related images that have contact prints all with a very distinctive batch development number on the back, which appears to be the number 507 printed in red but is in all cases identically partially indecipherable, indicating that they were all made at the same time. Some of these images relate directly to Richardson's trip to Shigatse in 1938 and this has assisted the dating of this image [MS 19/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Fox, Doring and Kyibu playing majong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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