Potala from north northeast taken from Lhalu mansion

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

June-July 1939


Lhasa > Potala (from Lhalu House)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

View of Potala from the north northeast. There are tall trees in the foreground and the boundary wall of the Lhalu mansion in front of them.

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 Lha lu house' (in pencil) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and '516' and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black. [KC 13/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image relates to a group of 15 contact prints which all have the same batch development number, 516 printed in black ink upon them. In this group of images there is one picture with Capt. A. H. O O’Malley, who had taken up the post of Medical Officer in Gyantse in July 1938 [see McKay 1997 p.236] and who visited Lhasa in early June 1939. Also, some of the images are from a ceremony at Darpoling Monastery on the 15th Day of the 5th Month, which Richardson states he saw only once and which correlate with the year 1939. Many of the images were taken in and around Lhalu mansion [MS 19/12/2005]

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

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