1998.285.471 (Film negative)
Lt Col R. S. Kennedy or Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?
Sir Charles Bell
1920-1921 or 1922?
136mm x 80mm
Negative film nitrate , Copy Negative
St. Antony's College, Oxford
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVIII. [Subject of Chapter] The Herdsmen [Subject of Illustration] P.139 (c) Members of a nomad tribe arriving at Lhasa from the north."
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.22:"Northern nomads arriving at Lhasa." [MS 10/9/2004]
Other Information - Photographer: Bell did not use P-sized or 'Postcard' sized negatives of the kind with which this image is made for his images of Lhasa in 1920-21. However, Lt Col Robert Kennedy, who was with Bell in 1920-21, did so, as did W. P. Rosemeyer, who visited Lhasa many times from 1922 onwards as a telegraph officer involved with establishing the telegraph line to Lhasa. This is a copy of a print, not an original image, and the print may well have been acquired by Bell from one of these sources [MS 25/02/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nomad tribe from the north travelling to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.471.html>.
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