Goose shooting grounds at Tsechen, Gyantse

Goose shooting grounds at Tsechen, Gyantse

BMH.G.10.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 9th 1928


Gyantse (from Tsechen)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111

This photograph was taken in an area where Hopkinson and other members of the Trade Agency and related staff would go to shoot geese, just outside Gyantse. Geese in flight can be seen in the lower left of the image. Gyantse dzong and the rear of the monastery precinct walls can be seen in the distance.

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 G']: 'Geese in flight' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '10 - Gyantse - wild geese on the plain. Dzong and monastery precinct wall at the bottom left. The dzong clearly stands quite separately from the monastery. The red monastery precinct wall was very conspicuous, while the monastery itself was situated just down on the flat of the plain, with the town stretching up towards the monastery' [MS 12/08/2006]

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 February 10th 1928, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 19/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Goose shooting grounds at Tsechen, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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