BMH.A.13.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 15th 1927
Gyantse Region > Cholung Ritro
85 x 113 mm
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'A13' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated down the right hand side. 18 holes have been perforated in total [MS 05/05/2006]
Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative are contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The older print appears to have been removed from an album, as there are traces of black mounting paper around the edges of the print as if it has been taken out after previously being glued in place. A partially decipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil: "The Monastery - Ri-ton - Mountain Retreat to N [?] of Gyantse, which I [visited?] in January. The tree [?] juniper and the bush a [?]". The number 9 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. The second contact print has 'A.13' written in the top left corner of the print on the back in pencil and the caption 'A typical monastery [HG and Mony deleted] nr. Gyantse" [MS 24/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Ditto [Cholung Monastery nr. Gyantse] View of monastery' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '13 - a small monastery outside Gyantse - perhaps the same one as seen in 16. The large red building is the temple, while the white-washed buildings are the monastic buildings' [MS 21/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, Diary January 16th dated Gyantse 21 Jan 1927, pages A-C [MS 24/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Cholung Ritro near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.13.1.html>.
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