Street in Lhasa near Barkhor

Street in Lhasa near Barkhor

1998.131.278 (Negative)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 1936?


Lhasa > Barkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

61 x 91 mm

A crowd of children and adults in the Barkhor area of Lhasa gather around the photographer. The central figure is holding a prayer-wheel, which is in motion. Shops with textile awnings can be seen in the background and just behind the group on the left hand side

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

Revised Photographer

Evan Yorke Nepean

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.396.35.4 2001.35.187.1

Other Information

In Negative - 'YN 41' has been scratched onto the negative in the bottom left hand corner on the non-emulsion side. [MS 18/2/2005]

Other Information - Photographer: The inscription 'YN' in the negative seems to relate to Evan Yorke Nepean, who was part of the Mission to Lhasa in 1936-7 and who took many photographs alongside Chapman. For this reason the image has been reattributed as having been taken by Nepean. Nepean was in Lhasa from September 6th 1936 to December 14th 1936 and, if taken by him, the photograph must have been taken between those dates [MS 18/2/2005]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: 1998.131.277 has also been inscribed in the negative with 'YN.41' [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date has been suggested by comparing this image with others taken by Chapman, which were clearly taken at the same time, and for which at possible date has been determined [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Street in Lhasa near Barkhor" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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