Young monks reading, Gyantse dzong

Young monks reading, Gyantse dzong

BMH.B.49.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 14th 1927


Gyantse > Dzong >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 106

A group of young monks having a reading lesson near a small temple on the way down from Gyantse Dzong. Hopkinson took this photograph on the afternoon of March 14th 1927 when he went to repay the calls of the two Dzongpon who had visited him previously

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Other Information

In Negative - 'B-49' has been written across the top of the negative in blue-black ink, and has been partially erased [MS 30/06/2006]

Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative are contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The first print is a facsimile print in preparation for publication or reproduction. It has the reference 'P1353', 'BB & C? [?]' and an instruction to reduce the size to 3 1/4" across. The second print has 'A. J. Hopkinson' and 'B.49' written across the back in pencil [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '49 - Ditto [small monks reading]' [MS 22/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 13th 1927, Gyantse, pages 5-6 [MS 30/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Young monks reading, Gyantse dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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