Dogs being fed at Phari

Dogs being fed at Phari

2001.35.396.8.5 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 5th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Dak Bungalow

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Three spaniels being fed at the dak bungalow in Phari. Boxes in the background. The dogs were later given as a gift to 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


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.29.1 1998.131.434

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'A present for the Regent. Taken at Phari Dzong Rest House'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum. 'YN.4' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: These spaniels were intended to be given as a gift to the Reting Regent in Lhasa. Chapman describes the handing over of presents to the Regent on August 28th 1936: "As soon as we presented scarves and drunk tea - both Tibetan and European drink was served - our presents were brought in a given to the Regent. ... They also included the "Kharita" (letter of salutation) and a signed photograph from the Viceroy of India, and three young spaniels that we had brought up to Lhasa as a personal gift from His Excellency to the Regent. It is not the custom to show any pleasure at the receipt of presents, but the young Regent could hardly conceal his delight with the dogs, which, I regret to say, did not behave very well on this their first experience of the inside of a house" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.100] [MS 01/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dogs being fed at Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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