BMR.18.104.22.168 (Album Print black & white)
Hugh E. Richardson
November 27th 1936?
Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
C.15.10 [view film roll]
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
Notes on print/mount - 'Dekyi Lingka Mission HQ' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 25/08/2006]
Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 29 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Ditto [Our house [Dekyi Lingka] from over river] nearer view no tents'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘26/3 - The Dekyi Lingka, a summer palace belonging to Gundeling monastery lent to the mission [MS 25/08/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.15.' seem to have been taken over a relatively long period from November 26th to January 7th. This may have been because Chapman was running out of quarter plate film at this point because the only other images he took using this film type appear to have been of the interior of the Norbhu Lingka, the Potala and ceremonies at the Jokhang. However, on December 20th he comments that "something is wrong with the 1/4 plate camera" [1938: 294], which may have influenced his use of it. Images with prefix 'C.15' comprise a group of negatives containing images of threshing barley, Regent’s house, ferry near Dekyi Lingka and panoramic views of environs, mummers, Norbu Lingka, paper chase, tea at football match, Everest permit, Khampa people. This collection of images is headed with the title of ‘Rural Pursuits’ and it seems that Chapman may originally have intended to use this box of negatives whilst seeking out scenes such as threshing barley. However, this objective seems to have passed as the negatives were used, as a wider variety of images than this title suggests were taken. This may also reflect the limitations of access to such scenes in and around the mission compound in the Dekyi Lingka and the constraints upon the photographic agenda of the mission [MS 13/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Dekyi Lingka in trees" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.22.214.171.124.html>.
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