Mountain path near Gautsa

Mountain path near Gautsa

1998.131.189 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

March 1937?


Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

93 x 60 mm

A group of people leading ponies along a path, probably descending the track into Gautsa village. There is a European man at the front of the group whilst the rest follow on behind. There has been a thick fall of snow. A small child can be seen riding the first horse in the column. Steep mountain sides can be seen in the background

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

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.11 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'H 11' has been scratched into the negative along the bottom edge [TS 17/1/2005]

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]: 'Party descending track to Gautsa' [MS 12/03/2006]

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. "Mountain path near Gautsa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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