Images in Gautsa monastery

Images in Gautsa monastery

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

March 1937?


Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa

Accession number


Four partly painted bronzes of lamas in Gautsa Monastery. Behind the statues repeating images of Buddha can be seen on the wall fresco.

Further Information

Photographic Process

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

H.18 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'In Potala' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson. This is incorrect - the images seem to have been taken in Gautsa [see below] [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of religious objects on page 45 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

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]: '1/2 4 Ditto [images at Gautsa]'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘20/2 - Robed images in monastery’ [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: A group of negatives prefixed with 'H' that contain images of the route from Lhasa including Phari, Gautsa, Gyantse, all of which seem to have been taken in late February - early March 1937 [MS 10/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Images in Gautsa monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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