British Trade Agent's House, Yatung

British Trade Agent's House, Yatung

2001.35.14.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 2nd-3rd 1936


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

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Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

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

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.396.6.1 1998.131.711

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-014; 10; 5 [circled in pencil]; Yatung'. [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Residency of British Trade Agent at Yatung'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum. 'YN.15' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]

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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