BMR.18.104.22.168 (Album Print black & white)
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Hugh E. Richardson
January 27th 1937
Lhasa > Shide Drokhang
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
2.14 [view film roll]
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
Notes on print/mount - 'Regent's House' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 12/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Ditto [Regent’s Palace from above] vertical'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘39/1 - The Regent’s summer palace behind Shiday [Shide] monastery. Sera monastery at foot of hills in distance’ [MS 30/03/2006]
Exhibition - This image appeared in the 2003 Temporary Exhibition at the Pitt Rivers "Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947"
Research publication - Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya (eds.), 'Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947', Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003, p. 114
Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside two others on page 19 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 12/06/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '2' comprise a group of negatives including images of Khampa people, Kinchung, a shuttle cock game and images of the Regent’s palace. They seem to have been taken between January 15th - 27th 1937 [MS 30/03/2006]
Other Information - Setting: This image seems to have been taken from the roof of Shide Monastery. Mission Diary entry for January 27th 1937: "Dagg set up our apparatus and we gave the Regent a second film show in a large room of the monastery attached to his summer palace. He was most interested in the colour films we have taken around Lhasa, especially the one of his departure on the occasion of his visit to Samye Monastery in October" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part XIII p. 2, written by Chapman] [MS 30/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Shide Drokhang, aerial view" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.22.214.171.124.html>.
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