Frederick Spencer Chapman
Hugh E. Richardson
Date of Photo
View of Lhasa
valley taken from the north west with Lhasa
in the distance, taken from Drepung
Monastery area. The Potala and Chakpori
can be seen in the centre of the image, whilst Norbulingka
is visible close to Chakpori
. A road cuts through the centre of the valley and people can be seen travelling along it. There are a number of parks and public spaces around the city, marked out by areas where trees are more densely planted. The river appears to be low, suggesting that this photograph may have been taken in the winter
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Photo also owned by
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
Previous Catologue Number
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
This Image also appears in another collection
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album.
"Lhasa valley from Drepung"
05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum.
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