Dean, Wangdu and the Dzongpon of Gyantse

Dean, Wangdu and the Dzongpon of Gyantse

BMH.B.51.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 14th 1927

Named Person

Gyantse Dzongpon (East), Gyantse Dzongpon (West), Captain Dean, Tsering Wangdi


Gyantse > Dzong >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

Capt Dean on the far right, Rai Sahib Tsering Wangdi next to him in the brocade waistcoat, fedora hat and with long ear-ring, and the two Dzongpon of Gyantse in the centre of the image. The Dzong can be seen in the background. Hopkinson took this photograph on the afternoon of March 14th 1927 when he went to repay the calls of the two Dzongpon who had visited him previously

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '51 - Jong-pen - Dean & Co' [MS 22/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 13th 1927, Gyantse, pages 5-6 [MS 30/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dean, Wangdu and the Dzongpon of Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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