Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang

Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang

1998.131.515 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

January 27th 1937

Named Person

Reting Rinpoche


Lhasa > Shide Drokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

109 x 159

The Regent of Tibet in his summer palace, Shide Drokhang, attached to Shide Monastery. Carved and painted furniture can be seen decorating the room

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

6.1 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [view list of illustrations]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '6-1' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 01/04/2006]

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]: 'Regent in his room. Long.' [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '6' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent, the Prime Minister, Pargo Kaling and route of Barkhor. They all seem to have been taken at the end of January or early February 1937 [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Mission Diary entry for January 27th 1937: "Dagg set up our apparatus and we gave the Regent a second film show in a large room of the monastery attached to his summer palace. He was most interested in the colour films we have taken around Lhasa, especially the one of his departure on the occasion of his visit to Samye Monastery in October. // The Regent is a young monk of very advanced ideas. He takes a live interest in events outside his country and professes a great desire to visit India. He has lately become a very keen photograher and has also asked us to give him a wireless set as a New year's present" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part XIII p. 2, written by Chapman] [MS 30/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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