Lhasa valley from Drepung

Lhasa valley from Drepung

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

February 1937?


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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

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Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

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Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

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F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lhasa valley from Drepung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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