BMR.184.108.40.206 (Album Print black & white)
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Hugh E. Richardson
October 18th - 21st 1936
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
CD.30 [view film roll]
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
Notes on print/mount - The back of the print is covered with crop and reproduction marks including the instruction to "Cut as indicated and reduce to 3" across". This would remove the expanse of out of focus space in the right hand side of the image and centre the figure and the vessel in a much smaller frame. The number '33a' has also been written in the top left corner of the back of the print. A piece of tracing paper has been stuck onto the back of the print. This would have been used to transfer the reproduction instructions from the back to the front but it has not been used in this instance. The number C-D-30 has been written in pencil across the back of the image, which relates to the numbering system that Chapman adopted for images taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37. [MS 11/2/2005]
Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Woman carrying water-jug close up'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘10/2 - Girl water carrier’ [MS 16/03/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CD.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Sera monastery, Kundeling, Potala, Chakpori, swans and hoopoe, a shepherd with sling, Dekyi Lingka, stone lions outside Chinese legation and an elephant passing the Potala. They all seem to have been taken between October 18th - 21st 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan woman carrying water jug " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.220.127.116.11.html>.
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