View of Gyantse from north

View of Gyantse from north

BMH.A.29.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 2nd - 17th 1927


Gyantse (from north)

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A view of Gyantse town and dzong taken from the north. Hopkinson's first period of time at Gyantse as Trade Agent lasted from January 2nd - 17th 1927, when he then returned to Yatung and this photograph was taken during that period.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'A29' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the right side. 26 holes have been perforated in total [MS 12/05/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Ditto [View of Gyantse fr. Chinese Cemetery]' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '29 - Gyantse with the fort on the left, with the precinct walls of the monastery' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Gyantse from north" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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