Picnic near Tsechen

Picnic near Tsechen

BMH.B.90.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse Region > Tsechen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

Tsechen is situated just outside Gyantse and was the site of a large religious complex which had been partially destroyed during the Younghusband Expedition on 1904. Hopkinson sometimes made a detour there when en route to Gobshi to see Tibetan carpets being manufactured. The horses of some of the Trade Agency staff and their aides can be seen in a field full of flowers next to a river. Hopkinson made this trip first on March 20th 1927

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 - 'B-90' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '90 - Picnic in [?] nr [near] Tsechen' [MS 22/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Picnic near Tsechen " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.90.1.html>.

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