Norbu Lingka

Norbu Lingka

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Museum

Accession number


A building in the Norbu Lingka, which Chapman describes as being part of the Dalai Lama's new summer palace, but which Brigadier Philip Neame elsewhere describes as being the Norbu Lingka Museum [ see BMR.]. Set in the gardens of the palace

Further Information

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

Previous Catologue Number

CB.1 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Norbhu Ling Ka' has been written beneath the images on page 18 in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 12/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'D L’s [Dalai Lama’s] new palace and path and garden v. [vertical]' [MS 12/06/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside two others of the Norbu Lingka on page 18 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 12/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CB' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Dalai Lama’s new palace, Norbhu Lingka guard, Mission guides, Potala Palace, Trapje, Neame examining military guard, Lewis guns, Ladakhi people gambling, officials, the throne and silver cups of the Dalai Lama. They were all taken on 6th - 7th September 1936 on the occasion of the first official visit of the Mission to the Norbu Lingka and, following this, an official review of Tibetan troops undertaken by Brigadier Philip Neame [MS 12/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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