Chomolhari from Gautsa

Chomolhari from Gautsa

BMH.A.39.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 25th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Chomolhari (from Gautsa)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

A view of Chomolhari as seen from Phari. Chomolhari wrote often in his journals and letters about what an impressive sight Chomolhari was

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

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Other Information

In Negative - 'A39' has been written on the left edge of the negative, on the emulsion side of the negative, in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the left side. 25 holes have been perforated in total [MS 12/05/2006]

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: "[?] Chomolhari - A 39". The number 19 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Chomolhari above Gautsa' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '39 - the first view of Chomolhari as you approach from Yatung towards the plain of Phari' [MS 21/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image was probably taken when Hopkinson was travelling back to Yatung from Gyantse between January 17th and 26th 1927. He travelled from Gautsa to Yatung on January 25th 1927. For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, letter dated January 21 1927, page 7 [MS 24/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chomolhari from Gautsa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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