The Regent's palanquin

The Regent's palanquin

2001.35.295.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 6th 1936

Named Person

Reting Rinpoche


Lhasa Area

Accession number


Image Dimensions

105 x 79 mm

The Regent emerging out of his carrying chair near the Kyichu river and about to embark on a coracle.

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

C.16.3 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Regent's carrying chair outside Lhasa; ink no: 127; pencil no: C16/3; , blue no: 11B'.
Other Information - no negative; from an envelope marked 'Scenes from Regent's tour'. Unlikely to be Nepean's photographs; probably Spencer Chapman's?

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 ditto [Regent’s palanquin] and Regent getting out' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.16' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent’s boat waiting for his departure, a mission picnic, the Potala, old beggar monk and Chinese lions at Trapchi. They seem to have been taken during the period October 6th - 17th 1936, although many were used to illustrate the Mission Diary for November 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Regent's palanquin" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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