Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang

Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang

2001.35.282.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

January 27th 1937

Named Person

Reting Rinpoche


Lhasa > Shide Drokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 106 mm

The Regent of Tibet in his summer palace, Shide Drokhang, attached to Shide Monastery. Carved and painted furniture can be seen decorating the room

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

6.2 [view film roll]

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Regent ; ink no: 69; pencil no: 6-2, blue no: '; from an envelope marked 'The Regent' [KC 14/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Ditto [Regent in his room] vert.'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘27/3 - The Regent on his throne’ [MS 01/04/2006]

Research publication - Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya (eds.), 'Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947', Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003, p. 112.

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '6' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent, the Prime Minister, Pargo Kaling and route of Barkhor. They all seem to have been taken at the end of January or early February 1937 [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Mission Diary entry for January 27th 1937: "Dagg set up our apparatus and we gave the Regent a second film show in a large room of the monastery attached to his summer palace. He was most interested in the colour films we have taken around Lhasa, especially the one of his departure on the occasion of his visit to Samye Monastery in October. // The Regent is a young monk of very advanced ideas. He takes a live interest in events outside his country and professes a great desire to visit India. He has lately become a very keen photographer and has also asked us to give him a wireless set as a New year's present" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part XIII p. 2, written by Chapman] [MS 30/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reting Rinpoche in Shide Drokhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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