Tsechen Monastery

Tsechen Monastery

BMH.D.37.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

July 7th 1927?


Gyantse Region > Tsechen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

Tsechen monastery near Gyantse. Hopkinson visited this site on July 7th 1927.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'TSECHEN' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson mentions visiting Tsechen on July 7th, when he accompanied a French traveller called Mlle Lafugie [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing July 5th 1927, Gyantse, page 3]. he also states that he went there in February 1928 as part of a duck-shooting trip. However, as most of the images in the 'D' Album of negatives seem to have been taken in the second half of 1927, especially around July, this has been suggested as the most likely date for the taking of this image [MS 15/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsechen Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.37.1.html>.

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