Monk at river crossing

Monk at river crossing

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 4th - 6th 1936


Lhasa > Kyichu

Accession number


Close-up portrait of a monk at the river crossing close to the Dekyi Lingka, where the Mission stayed whilst in Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

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Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

CPX.2 In publication
'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [see photos in publication]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The reference number 'CP2' has been written in pencil on the back of the print, apparently not in Chapman's hand. This figure in fact relates to the negatives prefixed 'CPX' in Chapman's handlist compiled in Lhasa. The 'CPX' reference is given on the back of 1998.131.342.2 [MS 21/03/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Close up of monk'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘25/2 - A monk’ [MS 21/03/2006]

Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CPX' comprise a group of negatives containing images of boats near Dekyi Lingka crossing, Potala, Norbu Lingka main gate and stables, paintings, water prayer wheel, lake palace, ducks, mastiffs, monks washing clothes, Richardson and Dr Morgan. They seem to have been taken mainly on September 6th, although some of the early images may have been taken on September 4th - 5th 1936, when the Mission had two days of office activities [MS 21/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The same people can be seen in 1998.131.342, 343 & 344. [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monk at river crossing" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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