Group of Europeans and local officials, Gyantse

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1998.285.124 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

David Macdonald, Lady Cashie Bell, Doring Theji, Doring Theji's wife, Trumpe , Lhase Kusho, Gyalse Kusho, Sir Charles Bell, Kusho Doring, Palhese


Gyantse Region > Doring House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Group outside house: Front row, seated from left to right: Macdonald, Lady Doring, Cashie [Lady Bell], Doring Techi, Trumpe Dzasa, Lhase Kusho. Standing from 2nd left: Gyalse Kusho, Sir Charles Bell, Kusho Doring, Palhese.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Copy Neg


Sir Charles Bell

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number

See H.107

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H107 (s) Group at Gyantse: Macdonald, Lady Doring, front, Cashie, Doring Techi, Trumpe Dzasa, Lhase Kusho, self, Kusho Doring, Palhese."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.285.124 and 1998.285.125 and both can be referenced from the List of Illustrations by the entry for H.107. However, 1998.285.124 seems to be a re-photograph of a print taken from 1998.285.125, slightly cropped at both sides and zoomed in. The contact print for 1998.285.124 is slightly grainier. [MS 26/5/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Bell, C. A., London: Collins, 1946, facing p.241:"Seated, David Macdonald, Lady Long Stone, Lady bell, Young Long Stone, and Nephew of the Dalai Lama, extreme right, Lha-se Ku-sho. Back centre, Lord Long Stone, on his right Pa-lhe-se."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken in c.1915 because of the presence of Lady Cashie Bell. We know that she accompanied Bell to Gyantse region in 1915 [see notes for 1998.285.501]. [MS 22/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group of Europeans and local officials, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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