Panoramic view of Lhasa from Potala

Panoramic view of Lhasa from Potala

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936



Accession number


Two-image panoramic view of the Lhasa plain looking westwards from the Potala with the Norbu Lingka set amongst the trees in the centre of the image.

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

CC.10 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Looking west from the Potala' has been written beneath both images in this panorama in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others composed as two panoramic views on page 64 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CC' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Nepalese guard at Gyantse fort, Tsarong’s house, part of Potala and flooded plain of Lhasa, the aqueduct, ‘Lake’ palace and causeway, lake at Norbu Lingka and birds on lake. They seem to have been taken between September 2nd - 6th 1936 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Panoramic view of Lhasa from Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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