View of Gyantse from near Cholung Ritro

View of Gyantse from near Cholung Ritro

BMH.A.19.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 15th 1927


Gyantse (view from Cholung Ritro)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 115 mm

A view of the Gyantse plain as Hopkinson and his aides Rai Sahib Tsering Wangdi and Pasang descended from a visit to Cholung Ritro on a mountainside to the north east of Gyantse. The dzong or fort can be seen on the steep hill in the centre of the plain in the lower centre of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'A19' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the left edge. 18 holes have been perforated in total [MS 05/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The 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: "Looking [?] Gyantse plain - A 19". The number 18 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 24/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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 Gyantse from' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

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. "View of Gyantse from near Cholung Ritro" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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