2001.35.396.39.2 (Album Print black & white)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
November 29th 1936
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Lhasa > Kyichu
58 x 90 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
2001.35.210.1 1998.131.399 1998.131.708
Notes on print/mount - ' F. Chapman [been swimming, Potala behind]' [MS 01/08/2006]
Exhibition - This image appeared in the 2003 Temporary Exhibition at the Pitt Rivers "Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947"
Research publication - Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya (eds.), 'Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947', Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003, p.24.
Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM [1998.131.399]. 'YN 51' has been scratched into the bottom left hand corner of the negative [MS 22/03/2006]
Other Information - Cultural Background: Frederick Spencer Chapman standing in the Kyi Chu river with the Potala Palace in the background. This is one of the least formal shots taken during the 1936 British Mission to Lhasa. Taking a break from their duties, Spencer Chapman and Evan Nepean went swimming in the Kyi Chu river (which flows along the outskirts of Lhasa). They then photographed one another on the river bank with their shirts off. Spencer Chapman often walked in the countryside around Lhasa bird-spotting, collecting botanical specimens and taking photographs [CH 2003]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Frederick Spencer Chapman by Kyichu" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.39.2%0B.html>.
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