Potala from northeast

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Potala

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The Potala from the northeast. A clearly defined track along which people are walking may be seen in the foreground. Alongside the track there is an irrigation canal and cattle are grazing in the sandy meadow.

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 north' '... [partially erased] Dekyilingka' is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and '609' (in red ink) and 'Velox' in an oval (in black) are stamped, too. [KC 13/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Other prints in the collection with ‘609’ Red batch numbers have been identified as having been taken in 1c.1938 and there does seem to be a relationship between the batch numbers across different prints - although this relationship may be just between 6x9 and 6x4.5 images and needs to be further explored [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala from northeast" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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