Wall painting in house of Tibetan Trade Agent

Wall painting in house of Tibetan Trade Agent

BMH.F.56.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Tibetan Trade Agent's House > Chapel

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

A wall painting in the house of Nishup, the Acting Tibetan Trade Agent in Gyantse. Hopkinson states that this painting was situated in the chapel.

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 - 'F-56' has been written on the left edge of the negative on the emulsion side in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Frieze in Nizhup's chapel F.L. F8/1M' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '56 - wall-painting in the house of Nishup - his private chapel. Note the highly painted and decorated architectural woodwork. With little or no rain, decay was never a problem' [MS 11/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wall painting in house of Tibetan Trade Agent" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.56.1.html>.

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