Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley

Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley

1998.131.186 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August - October 1936?


Lhasa Area > Chiri Sur

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

A distant view possibly of Chiri Sur and Tamba taken from an elevated vantage point in the surrounding mountains. A religious structure called a chorten can be seen on the left of the estate, close to a path on which many people are walking. There are mountains in the middle distance and in the background. An enclosed park can be seen at the rear of the manor house. Chapman was well known for his physical prowess and enjoyed climbing mountains to take images of the landscape from high vantage points, often using a telephoto lens

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver , Contact Print

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37?

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'F. S. Chapman' has been written in pencil in the bottom left hand corner of the contact print. '631' has been stamped onto the back of the print in red ink. The print has been made with Velox paper [MS 14/1/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image may have been taken in the period August to early October 1936 because of the way in which rain clouds are gathering in the distance. Heavy rain was most common at this time [MS 12/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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