Dogs being fed at Phari

Dogs being fed at Phari

1998.131.434 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 5th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Dak Bungalow

Accession number


Image Dimensions

61 x 93

Three spaniels being fed at the dak bungalow in Phari. Boxes in the background. The dogs were later given as a gift to the Reting Regent

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

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.396.8.5 2001.35.29.1

Other Information

In Negative - 'YN 4' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom left hand corner [MS 25/03/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: These spaniels were intended to be given as a gift to the Reting Regent in Lhasa. Chapman describes the handing over of presents to the Regent on August 28th 1936: "As soon as we presented scarves and drunk tea - both Tibetan and European drink was served - our presents were brought in a given to the Regent. ... They also included the "Kharita" (letter of salutation) and a signed photograph from the Viceroy of India, and three young spaniels that we had brought up to Lhasa as a personal gift from His Excellency to the Regent. It is not the custom to show any pleasure at the receipt of presents, but the young Regent could hardly conceal his delight with the dogs, which, I regret to say, did not behave very well on this their first experience of the inside of a house" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.100] [MS 01/04/2006]

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The Tibet Album. "Dogs being fed at Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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