Monks at river crossing

Monks at river crossing

2001.35.195.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936?


Lhasa > Kyichu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Group of three monks at the river crossing close to the Dekyi Lingka, where the Mission stayed whilst in Lhasa. A ferry can be seen out of focus in the background. The Eyemo cine camera used by the Mission can be seen on a tripod behind the group. Evan Nepean, the wireless operator, very often took over use of this camera and the fact that he is not seen in this image may be because he was the still photographer behind this image

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

2001.35.396.36.5 1998.131.344

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 2-195; 99. [KC 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'A group of monks'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: It has been possible to date this image because of its relationship with others taken on the same occasion in the Chapman collection [1998.131.342 & 343]. These are prefixed with the reference 'CPX' and comprise a group of negatives containing images of boats near Dekyi Lingka crossing, Potala, Norbu Lingka main gate and stables, paintings, water prayer wheel, lake palace, ducks, mastiffs, monks washing clothes, Richardson and Dr Morgan. They seem to have been taken mainly on September 6th, although some of the early images in the Chapman collection may have been taken on September 4th - 5th 1936, when the Mission had two days of office activities. However, Nepean did not arrive in Lhasa until September 6th and so this photograph could not have been taken until then [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks at river crossing" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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