Aerial view of Shide Drokhang, Lhasa

Aerial view of Shide Drokhang, Lhasa

2001.35.333.1.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

January 27th 1937?


Lhasa > Shide Drokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 71 mm

An aerial view of Shide Drokhang, the summer residence of the Reting Regent

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

2.13 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Summer palace; ink no: 119; pencil no: ; blue no: 51'; 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]: 'Ditto [Regent’s Palace from above] people coming to ?' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: It has been possible to identify this image as '2.13' from the collection made by Frederick Spencer Chapman on behalf of the Mission in 1936-7 by cross-referencing it to '2.12' [1998.131.514 in Chapman collection in PRM], and then to the handlist for these images, as the two images were clearly taken moments apart. Images prefixed with '2.' taken on the Mission comprise a group of negatives including Kampa people, Kinchung, a shuttle cock game and images of the Regent’s palace. They seem to have been taken between January 15th - 27th 1937 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Aerial view of Shide Drokhang, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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