View of Gyantse from Tsechen

View of Gyantse from Tsechen

BMH.G.8.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 9th 1928


Gyantse (from Tsechen)

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Image Dimensions

85 x 112

View of Gyantse from Tsechen. The dzong and the rear of the monastery precinct walls can be seen in the distance. This photograph was taken in an area where Hopkinson and other members of the Trade Agency and related staff would go to shoot geese

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 G']: 'View fr. [from] Tsechen' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '8 - Gyantse - view from the Fort - dzong and precinct walls of the monastery, from the goose-shooting grounds at Tse-chen. This is a continuation of the view seen in 1 [BMH.G.1.1]' [MS 12/08/2006]

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 February 10th 1928, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 19/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Gyantse from Tsechen" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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