Trisum Sampa near Lhasa

Trisum Sampa near Lhasa

2001.35.326.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

January 1937?


Lhasa Area > Trisum Sampa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

105 x 80 mm

Trisum Sampa bridge near Lhasa

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


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'To bing chu bridge near Lhasa; ink no: 97; pencil no: 9-1; 10.'; from an envelope marked 'Scenes around Lhasa and the Norbhu Lingka = Jewel Park, the summer palace'. [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]: 'Trisum sampa [bridge] whole length'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘28/3 - Bridge called Trisum Sampa ten miles from Lhasa. The old cantilever arches are being replaced by steel girders. Each girder was carried over the Himalaya on the backs of coolies’ [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '9.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Trisum sampa, yaks on Sera plain, Sera monastery and Khamba people. They seem to have been taken in January 1937 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Trisum Sampa near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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