Potala from the west with Kyichu river

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

c. October 1938


Lhasa > Potala (from west)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The Potala from the west with the Kyichu river in the foreground.

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 - '507' and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black on the reverse of print. [KC 11/9/2006]

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. "Potala from the west with Kyichu river" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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