Lhasa valley from Drepung

Lhasa valley from Drepung

1998.131.218 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February 1937?


Lhasa >

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Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

View of Lhasa valley taken from the north west with Lhasa in the distance, taken from Drepung Monastery area. The Potala and Chakpori can be seen in the centre of the image, whilst Norbulingka is visible close to Chakpori. A road cuts through the centre of the valley and people can be seen travelling along it. There are a number of parks and public spaces around the city, marked out by areas where trees are more densely planted. The river appears to be low, suggesting that this photograph may have been taken in the winter

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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

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'F. S. Chapman' has been written in the bottom left hand corner of the back of the print in pencil. '631' has been stamped onto the back of the print in red ink. Velox paper has been used and this is stamped on the paper as 'Velox' enclosed in an oval border [MS 2/2/2005]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: In the Hugh Richardson Album curated by the British Museum, this image appears with the following caption ''Lhasa from Drepung W. - kha-che glingka styes tshal klu lding' [see BMR.] [MS 10/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lhasa valley from Drepung" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.218.html>.

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