Ringang and Major Finch

Ringang and Major Finch

1998.131.410 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

December 29th 1936?

Named Person

Ringang, Major Finch


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

161 x 108

Ringang (Kusho Chango Pa) and Major Finch, the newly appointed officer in command of the British escort stationed at Gyantse, sitting outside a tent in the grounds of the Dekyi Lingka

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

BJ.16 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'BJ 16' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 23/03/2006]

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]: 'Ringang and Finch'; [MS 23/03/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Major Finch was in Lhasa from December 24th 1936 to January 2nd 1937. Ringang was a regular visitor to the Mission residence at Dekyi Lingka, but there is mention of his whole family visiting the Mission on December 29th to attend the Christmas party that was held for the children of Tibetan officials. This may have been the occasion on which this photograph was taken as both men are in relatively casual dress [MS 23/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'BJ' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Lhasa band, chang girls, Tibetan officials including Tsarong and Ringang, Finch, Norbhu, Everest Permit and Khampa people, all apparently taken in the first week of January 1937. Major Finch was in Lhasa from December 24th 1936 to January 2nd 1937 and so this image must have been taken between those dates [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ringang and Major Finch" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.410.html>.

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