Reting Rinpoche

Reting Rinpoche

1998.131.519.1 (Contact Print)

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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

59 x 89

The Regent of Tibet in a 1/2 length close-up portrait, probably taken outside the summer house, Shide Drokhang, on the occasion of a cinema presentation for the Regent put on by the Mission staff

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

2.15 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


This Image also appears in another collection

1998.131.518 .1 1998.131.518.2

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - This contact print has been made using Velox paper and the trade name in an oval can be seen on the back of the print. 'F. S. Chapman' has been written on the lower edge of the back of the print in pencil, as has the number '18' in a circle [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 close-up'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘27/1 - The young Regent of Tibet’ [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image is the original from which 1998.131.518.1&2 have been made. These latter prints identify the image as being '2.15' in Chapman's handlist and other data related to this is derived from this attribution [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '2' comprise a group of negatives including Kampa people, Kinchung, a shuttle cock game and images of the Regent’s palace. They seem all to have been taken between January 15th - 27th 1937, with photographs of the Regent being taken on January 27th when the Mission was invited to put on another performance of their cine film for the Regent in Shide Drokhang [MS 01/04/2006]

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

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