Tibetan baby during harvest

Tibetan baby during harvest

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

November 13th - 15th 1936?


Lhasa Area

Accession number


A Tibetan baby lying in a box upon a pile of hay and with a teapot and teacup in front of the box. Two wooden poles can be seen lying on the right hand side of the box and stacks of hay are visible piled up in the background. Some pieces of hay have been placed in the box for the baby to play with and one of these is also being held in its right hand. The baby has been placed in the box to keep him/her safe while the family harvests the crop of hay

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

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

Previous Catologue Number


Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

This Image also appears in another collection

1998.131.239 2001.35.396.30.4 2001.35.167.1

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 42 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Photographer: Images with 'YN' inscribed into them seem all to have been taken by Evan Yorke Nepean, who accompanied the British Mission to Lhasa during the period September - December 1936 as wireless operator [MS 4/2/2005]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image is part of a pair of images of this baby [1998.131.238 and 1998.131.239]. Image 1998.131.238 appears to have been preferred as it is covered in reproduction instructions, whereas this image is not annotated on the back at all. There has been some movement of the domestic vessels in the two images to create the best effect, but this image also has the baby's face in shadow. Also, one has been taken in portrait format, the other in landscape format [MS 4/2/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image relates directly to those taken by Chapman prefixed with 'C.7.' . This has enabled dating of the image to November 13th - 15th 1936, when harvesting was taking place around Lhasa [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan baby during harvest" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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