Chomolhari at dawn

Chomolhari at dawn

1998.131.167 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

March 1937?


Chumbi Valley Region >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

144 x 213

Chomolhari at dawn with British Mission party and syces riding in foreground. Travelling between Phari and Gautsa on the return journey from Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

H.10 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - There are a number of inscriptions on the back of the print, most significant of which is 'O.H.10', which is the reference number used by Chapman [MS 10/03/2006]

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]: 'Cut at full [sun?] Chomolhari at dawn and party riding'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘10/1 - Our party leaving Phari for Gautsa in March 1937. Chomolhari (24,000) in background’

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. "Chomolhari at dawn" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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