British Trade Agent's House, Yatung

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1998.131.711 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 2nd-3rd 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90

British Trade Agent's house at Yatung. This building overlooked the main village and was a red-roofed bungalow with a glass verandah. A Sikkimese orderly can be seen walking in front of the bungalow on the right

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

2001.35.396.6.1 2001.35.14.1

Other Information

In Negative - 'YN 15' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom left hand corner. This enables the photographer to be identified as Evan Nepean [MS 08/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: "[We] walked up to the Agency, which overlooks the village - a lovely long low-roofed bungalow with a glass verandah in front. It possesses a most heavenly garden: the drive bordered by riotous masses of nasturtiums, green lawns, a pergolah of rambling roses in full bloom, a paved garden with huge pansies, lupins, ... all you could wish for. I should have liked to live there. ... The rest house is very comfortable and lies on the other side of the river. On this side are the village, the barracks, the Agency, the Post Office" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.28]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "British Trade Agent's House, Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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